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File #: RES. 2022-R005    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/24/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/14/2022 Final action: 2/14/2022
Title: To amend Res. No. 2021-R084, adopted Dec. 21, 2021, which adopts redistricting criteria and a redistricting schedule for the 2021 decennial redistricting of Council and School Board election districts, to revise dates on the redistricting schedule.
Patrons: City Council
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2022-R005
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To amend Res. No. 2021-R084, adopted Dec. 21, 2021, which adopts redistricting criteria and a redistricting schedule for the 2021 decennial redistricting of Council and School Board election districts, to revise dates on the redistricting schedule.
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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND:
I. That Resolution No. 2021-R084, adopted December 21, 2021, be and is hereby amended as follows:
WHEREAS, article VII, section 5 of the Constitution of Virginia provides that the governing bodies of all localities within the Commonwealth of Virginia, whose members are elected by district, may change the boundaries of districts and shall reapportion the representation in the governing body among the districts, as provided by law, every ten years; and
WHEREAS, the Council last conducted such redistricting in 2011 and, as required by article VII, section 5 of the Constitution of Virginia, the Council must redistrict the nine City Council and School Board election districts in 2021; and
WHEREAS, as indicated by the 2020 United States Census, the population within the city of Richmond has increased since 2010; and
WHEREAS, the United States Constitution, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Code of Virginia require that each voting district within a locality be equal in population in furtherance of the "one person, one vote" standard; and
WHEREAS, in order to comply with the requirements of the United States Constitution, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Constitution of Virginia and other applicable federal and state laws, the Council is of the opinion that any redistricting plan adopted by the Council should adhere to certain traditional redistricting criteria; and
WHEREAS, section 24.2-129(B) of the Code of the Virginia (1950), as amended, provides that, prior to enacting or seeking to administer a new redistricting plan, the Council shall cause to be published on the official website for the locality ...

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