Redistricting hearing planned

The last in a series of public hearings on redrawing congressional districts in Colorado is planned for Grand Junction.

The hearing is set for 9 a.m. to noon March 19 at the Mesa State College Center, 1455 N. 12th St.

“We’re are looking forward to hearing input from the public and making this process as inviting as possible,” said State. Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, a member of a 10-member bipartisan committee of the Colorado Legislature conducting the hearings.

The Legislature is required to redraw the boundaries of congressional districts every 10 years based on the latest census information.

The committee will evaluate maps for redistricting and gather public comments before making recommendations to the Legislature.

Since Feb. 28, the committee has conducted hearings in seven cities across Colorado with at least one hearing in each of the seven congressional districts.

In addition to attending the upcoming hearing in Grand Junction, people may submit written testimony by mail or e-mail. Testimony may be mailed to Redistricting Staff, Room 029, State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203. Testimony also may be transmitted by e-mail to