Article II, Section 1 of the Charter of the City of Annapolis states that, “the city shall be divided by ordinance into eight (8) wards of approximately equal proportion”; and
Article III, Section 2 of the Charter of the City of Annapolis states that the City Council has the power to, “…divide the city into election districts, define their bounds and limits, and correct the same from time to time, so as to preserve as accurately as may be an equal number of inhabitants in each of said districts”; and
Section 2.16.190.B of the Annapolis City Code states that, “The Mayor may designate any other standing or special committees as the Mayor deems appropriate from time to time”; and
since the 1970 federal census, the City Council has sought citizen assistance with reevaluating the boundaries of its wards; and
The last time the City of Annapolis conducted redistricting activities was in 2011 after the 2010 United States census data was released.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the City of Annapolis Ward Boundary and Redistricting TASK FORCE be and the same is hereby established.