Three redistricting map options came out of the Oklahoma County commission’s meeting Monday morning. The maps were finally made public sometime Tuesday morning on the County’s handy online portal.
To find out more about the BOCC meeting, check out OKC Free Press article, including quotes from school and civic leaders from Luther and Jones.
The first map, unveiled publicly for the first time on Monday was presented by the legislative staff that removes Luther and Jones from District One. The other two maps were proposals that were drawn up in real time during the public meeting and posted on Tuesday before the Thursday meeting where commissioners are slated to vote on a redistricting plan. The districts must be as evenly distributed as possible when it comes to population. District One Commissioner Carrie Blumert said she is concerned about an equal distribution of road miles that pertain to funding, services and improvements.
Without further delay, because we’ve waited long enough, here are the maps under consideration.
The Board of County Commissioners meets again Thursday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m., in a Special Meeting. They are expected to vote on one of the three options as required following the 2020 United States Census, and are under a deadline to approve the redistricting before the end of the year.
The story was updated Nov. 17 to connect the maps to the commissioners and to add the current map.