Medgar Evers College. Source: Google Maps

Beginning today, the New York City Districting Commission will hold five public hearings — one in each of the city’s five boroughs — from October 2 to 11, 2012. The Brooklyn hearing will be held October 11 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. inside the Medgar Evers College Founder’s Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue.

The purpose of these hearings, which are open to the public, is for the NYC Districting Commission to hear testimony from the public concerning the initial phases of its work in drafting a new districting plan for the New York City Council. It will be the commission’s task to reconfigure all 51 City Council districts to reflect population shifts. The plan is slated to be submitted to the council by November.

Individuals wishing to pre-register for speaking time or to submit written testimony in advance may do so by signing up online at www.nyc.gov/districting. Individuals wishing to speak at any hearing will be provided up to three minutes of speaking time.

Prior to the hearings, you may submit written comments to the NYC Districting Commission by mail to: NYC Districting Commission, Attn: Jonathan Ettricks, 253 Broadway, 7th Fl.,New York, NY 10007, or by email at hearings@districting.nyc.gov on or before 5:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing. You must indicate in your correspondence the date of the hearing for which you are submitting your comments.

The hearing locations are accessible to those with physical disabilities. Individuals requesting an interpreter for sign language or any other language at any hearing should contact the NYC Districting Commission at hearings@districting.nyc.gov or by calling (212) 442-0256 in advance of the hearing, and reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate such requests.

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  • Thank you term limits

    Great news. Can’t wait for Councilman No-Show Nelson to be re-districted into oblivion. The man can only speak through a spokesman and is both incoherent and lazy. He has achieved NOTHING since being in office. Handing out small amounts of taxpayer funds certainly does not count.
    He was proudly Carl Krugers chief of staff and always his lackey. One can only hope he too goes to prison before term limits kick him out.
    Of course I am sure he will have a nice tax payer funded pension/retirement for all his years of service. The man is a disgrace and ineffectual.