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New Wards Set for Final Charter Vote

New ward boundaries for Hyattsville's City Council could become official tonight.

It's been a long time coming, but the Hyattsville City Council is all but guaranteed to cast the final votes to fully implement a new redistricting scheme. 

Charter amendments need two votes to pass, and the final vote is slated for tonight. 

There is also a presentation from Mayor Marc Tartaro set to recognize the members of the city's Redistricting Committee for their work. 

The new redistricting scheme keeps the city's five-ward, 10 council-members-and-a-Mayor structure, still the second largest city council in the state of Maryland after Baltimore. It also carves out a slight Hispanic "minority-opportunity" ward in Ward 4, with a 50 percent Hispanic population. A good description of the wards can be found here. 

Our city redistricting coverage can be found under the tag Hyattsville Redistricting.

Nick July 17, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Creating districts on the basis of race is illegal and unconstitutional.

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