With very little attention from the public or the media, the landscape of Kansas City is being carved up by local political power players.
A tidbit that's playing out behind the scenes . . .
A South Side battle has erupted betwixt 5th vs. 6th for more territory and friendlier demographics for a more diverse cross-section of candidates.
Here's a passage from a recent report that offers a glimpse at the numbers . . .
Between the 2010 and 2020 census, the First District grew by nearly a quarter of its population. Today it is the most populated district at 92,457, followed by the Fourth District at 90,562 and Second District at 89,192.
The Fifth District grew by less than a percent, followed closely by the Sixth District at 1.6% and the Third District at 1.68%.
When the Redistricting Committee redraws the districts in 2021, they will attempt to include 84,682 residents per district. They will also consider election boundaries, tract boundaries, neighborhood boundaries, social aspects, and simple shapes.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Abby Hoover Managing Editor The City of Kansas City, Mo. redistricting committee was announced on September 7. These individuals, appointed by Mayor Quinton Lucas, will determine how the six city council districts are redrawn. On September 8, the City Planning and Development Department gave a presentation on the history of the districts and the results of the 2020 census.
Developing . . .