by Chet Hardin
This Saturday, Democratic Rep. Pete Lee will be holding a town hall meeting at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. The topic will be redistricting.
From his press release:
The U.S Constitution requires states to draw new congressional districts after every Census. The target after the 2010 Census is to have about 718,457 people in each of Colorado's 7 districts. Each state has its own process for re-drawing the maps; In Colorado, there is a bipartisan committee consisting of 10 Legislators - 5 from each party - who have the responsibility. They held 10 public meetings around the state to obtain citizen input and have drawn some maps for discussion.
Lee would like your input, as well.
If you're eager to get some redistricting talk on, you can show up tonight for Rep. Marsha Looper's town hall from 6 to 8 at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Rep. Larry Liston was supposed to attend, but an eye surgery Monday has taken him out of the game for at least a week.