On Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the New Student Center Ballroom, Norfolk State University will host the Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting. This is one of four public forums scheduled around the state this month as part of the Commonwealth’s goal to ensure bipartisan citizen involvement in the General Assembly and Congressional redistricting process.
Chamber members are invited to attended the public forums to present their ideas about how new political district boundaries should be drawn in keeping with population changes recorded by the 2010 Census. With broad public input and the assistance of impartial experts, the Commission is hoping to make recommendations about new district maps for the 100 seats in the House of Delegates, 40 in the state Senate and Virginia’s 11 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After these hearings, the Commission will present its report on April 1, to allow for full consideration of recommendations prior to the reconvened session at which the General Assembly will hear from its own committees and vote on new districts.
Dates and places of the public hearings:
March 11, 2 pm, Richmond area, The Capitol, House Room 1
March 14, 7 pm, Roanoke area, Virginia Western Community College, Natural Science Center
March 15, 7 pm, Northern Virginia, George Mason University
March 21, 7 pm, Hampton Roads, Norfolk State University, New Student Center Ballroom