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Lane County Invites Public Comment On Redistricting

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking public input on redistricting. It will hold a work session Wednesday (Dec. 2) to start the conversation.

The Board of Commissioners is tasked with redistricting every 10 years, following the federal census.  For each electoral district, each of the five commissioners is supposed to represent more or less the same number of people. Lane County spokesperson Devon Ashbridge said, according to census projections, the county has grown by about 30,000 people since the last census, in 2010.
“Now, where has that growth happened will be the key question and are our five commissioner zones still well balanced when it comes to population or has one are seen growth that others haven’t?”
Ashbridge said if there’s no significant shift in the balance, the board can elect to not make any changes. The virtual work session will kick off the redistricting process with public comment. It’s this Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m.

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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