Governing To Serve All Citizens

Governing To Serve All Citizens

NCGA_redistricting_public_comment_session.sm.jpgThe NC Legislature just released new maps on how they envision re-drawing districts in the state. Below are the comments I submitted on the proposed 2017 Redistricting Plans:

Good afternoon my name is Russ Stephenson. I have been a Raleigh City Councilor for the past 12 years.  When Council districts are updated, our staff selects the boundaries based on compactness and equal geographic distribution. 

It is a non-partisan redistricting process that leads – as you might expect – to non-partisan decision making. What that means is that our Council decisions serve all the citizens of Raleigh equally, rather than favoring one partisan base or the other. 

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In conclusion, I recommend you adopt a non-partisan redistricting process in order to better serve all the citizens of North Carolina.