The City Clerk sets the Council District boundaries every four years (per City Charter) to ensure districts remain comparable in population as the city grows. The districts were last re-aligned in 2016 and the City Clerk is now reviewing the districts ahead of the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election.
Map and Redistricting Report
In accordance with the City Charter and City Code, Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson released the final City Council Redistricting Plan for the six City Council Districts on November 10, 2020.
The six City Council Districts must be re-aligned based on population every four years according to City Code 5.1.3-Election Districts and City Charter 2-10(b). This review must occur in the even-year prior to the odd-year election. The districts were last re-aligned in 2016 and it is now time to review the districts prior to the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election for a four-year term of all six City Council District seats.
These documents were provided during the District Process Advisory Committee's public comment phase.
- Redistricting flyer
- Presentation to City Council (work session 6/4/2020)
- Statistical Terminology for Redistricting
- Pros and cons option A | Option A map
- Pros and cons option B1 | Option B1 map
- Pros and cons option C | Option C map
- Pros and cons option D | Option D map
- District Process Advisory Committee 2020 Redistricting Preliminary Report
Districting Process Advisory Committee (DPAC)
The City Council has appointed an advisory committee to aid the City Clerk in gathering citizen input for re-aligning the six City Council districts. The committee consists of seven members representing each of the six City Council districts and one at-large member:
- District 1 – Hank Scarangella
- District 2 – Carlos Perez
- District 3 – Mollie Decost
- District 4 – Jeannie Orozco
- District 5 – Jeff Mohrmann
- District 6 – Jessica Smith
- At-Large – Maureen Christopher
The Districting Process Advisory Committee (DPAC) will:
- Conduct public education efforts
- Conduct at least one public meeting in each election district to solicit public input
- Prepare a DPAC preliminary and final report that summarizes the public input and makes a recommendation of election district boundaries
The City Clerk will:
- Release a preliminary district report and map after the DPAC gathers citizen comment
- Conduct a public hearing on the City Clerk’s preliminary district report
- Prepare a final City Clerk district report on setting the district boundaries no earlier than November 5, 2020 and no later than December 5, 2020 pursuant to City Charter