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CITY COUNCIL LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO REVISE BOUNDARIES OF COUNCIL DISTRICTS

In Cherelle Parker, Council News, Darrell L. Clarke, News by PHL Council

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Legislation was introduced in City Council today to revise the boundaries of the 10 Council districts, in accordance with the requirement that Council go through its once-a-decade redistricting process following the results of the U.S. Census.

The redistricting legislation, Bill No. 220003, was introduced on Council President Darrell L. Clarke’s behalf by Council Majority Leader Cherelle L. Parker (9th District).

The redistricting bill will now be subject to a public hearing in Council’s Committee of the Whole, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at 10 AM. That hearing will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, and can be viewed on Xfinity Channel 64, Fios Channel 40 or at www.phlcouncil.com/watch.

“We take our responsibilities seriously to revise our boundaries in accordance with the U.S. Census results once every 10 years, and as we now proceed with the bill to a public hearing, the public will have ample opportunity to let its voice be heard,” Council President Clarke said.

Philadelphia now has just over 1.6 Million residents, according to the Census, and registered a slight population increase of 78,000 people over the last decade. So each of the Council districts will have, on average, about 160,000 residents per district.

Speakers interested in providing testimony on the redistricting legislation should call (215) 821-6625 or email [email protected] by 3 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and submit the following information:

  • Full name
  • Callback phone number where they can be reached the day of the hearing
  • Identify the bill number that will be addressed

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