Numerous community meetings and public hearing took place during May and June in order to provide for community input into the districting process. The Chamber was represented at each of the meetings and has been a strong voice for the business community in the process.
As a result of the community meetings, three maps were presented to the City Council for consideration. The Chamber has endorsed the map known as the “Neighborhoods” map as it “effectively balances the business community amongst the four districts,” according to Ashton.
A final decision on the adoption of a map will be made at a special meeting of the City Council on August 1st.