DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit City Council is hosting public meetings to gather comments on four different draft maps that slice Detroit into seven voting districts for City Council and Board of Police Commissioner seats.
Currently, the city’s nine council members are elected at-large. Under the new charter approved by Detroit voters last November, each Council member is to be elected in one of seven districts and two of the Council members will be elected at-large.
The second meeting is Monday at 7 p.m. at Second Ebenezer Church, with the last two set for Tuesday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58 hall and Friday at St. Maron Center.
The City Council has until February 17 to choose one of the proposed maps that were prepared by City Council staff.
Detroit’s primary election will be held Aug. 6, followed by the Nov. 5 general election.
(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)