July 14, 2011
Western Maryland first up in redistricting schedule
Residents in Washington and Frederick counties will be the first to weigh in on congressional and legislative redistricting with hearings later this month.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s redistricting committee released a schedule yesterday detailing the first three meetings:
11 a.m. Saturday, July 23: Hancock High School, Hancock, Washington County
2 p.m. Saturday, July 23: Hood College, Frederick
7 p.m. Monday, July 25: Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Prince George’s County
In all, 12 hearings are planned. The redistricting committee is charged with developing a congressional map to present to the Democratic governor before a special legislative session planned for Oct. 17. The state legislative map will be vetted in the regular session that begins in January.