A public hearing for comment on a draft redistricting neighborhood map will be held by the Cranston Redistricting Commission, which will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 3rd Floor at Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910-2786. The hearing will be held in an informal workshop format, and will allow members of the public to review and provide feedback on a draft map of Cranston neighborhoods, created using 2020 Census block boundaries lines. Section 2.03 of the Cranston Home Rule Charter directs that the City be divided into six wards, and to “respect the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or local communities of interest in a manner which minimizes their division to the extent possible” and “be bounded by major roads or natural features to the extent possible.” The redistricting neighborhood map is intended to serve as a guide to aide in compliance with these provisions.
An electronic PDF version of the draft neighborhood map is available on the Redistricting webpage, under the Canvassing Department webpage on the City of Cranston website, www.cranstonri.gov. Public comment on the draft map may also be submitted via email through Aug. 12 at email@example.com.
The Cranston Redistricting Commission is an advisory committee created by the Cranston City Council on March 22, 2021, to draft a redistricting plan for the six wards of the city. The Commission operates from the office of the Cranston Board of Canvassers. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 100, Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910-2786. Phone: 401-780-3128. Cranston Redistricting Commission, Randall A. Jackvony, Chairperson; Gary J. Vierra and Quilcia I. Moronta, Members.