This week, members of the commission to redraw or “reapportion” state House and Senate districts will begin touring Colorado to take comment on their initial maps of proposed state House and Senate districts.
The Colorado Reapportionment Commission will host 25 events throughout Colorado in August and early September.
A final map will be drawn following the public hearings and submitted to the State Supreme Court for approval by the Oct. 7 deadline.
The commission is established by law every 10 years following the United States Census. It consists of 11 members appointed by minority and majority leadership in the Senate, House, the governor and the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
The state constitution directs lawmakers on how to draw House and Senate districts based on the results of the census. Since May 12, the Commission has been holding public hearings in an effort to develop initial maps.
The events held in the metro area include:
6 p.m. Aug. 8 — meeting held in the Student Center Rotunda, Community College of Aurora Student Center Rotunda, 16000 E. Center Tech Parkway in Aurora.
6 p.m. Aug. 16 — meeting held in the Half Moon, Arapahoe Community College Half Moon, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton.
6 p.m. Aug. 30 — meeting held in the Castle Rock Bank Room East, Douglas County Library’s Phillip Miller Branch, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock.
6 p.m. Aug. 31 — meeting held in the Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver