Kane County will hold the second of two public hearings Wednesday (Nov. 17, 2021) to gather community input on the county’s Apportionment Plan and proposed County Board Districts map.
Members of the public will be offered five minutes each to make public comments during the public hearings.
Reapportionment is required by state law to occur every 10 years following the decennial U.S. Census to ensure that each County Board district represents a substantially equal number of people.
The first of two public hearings was held Monday in Elgin. You can watch that hearing in the YouTube video embedded above.
Wednesday’s public hearing also will be live streamed, but residents can attend the hearing in person. It is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Kane County Government Center (Building A) 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva.
The Nov. 17 public hearing will also be conducted via Zoom. Zoom login information will be posted on the Kane County website homepage prior to the event at www.countyofkaneorg.
Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog thanked the Kane County Reapportionment Task Force and County Board members, staff, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and demographer consultants for their help in putting the maps together.
“Redistricting is vitally important to Kane County because it determines fair representation for Kane County’s 24 districts,” she said.
The proposed County Board districts map can be viewed on the county’s website at: https://www.countyofkane.org/Documents/Redistricting-Maps/NEW%20-%202021%20County%20Board%20District%20Map%202020%20Census%20DRAFT%2011-8-2021.pdf
Written comments may also be submitted on or before Nov. 17, 2021, either in-person at the public hearings, or by emailing the comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like additional information about this topic, please call Brenda Buschbacher at 630-444-3163 or email BuschbacherBrenda@co.kane.il.us.
SOURCE: Kane County government news release