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2020 Census PL 94.171 Data
Move these (2) Oxford Twp Precincts with the rest of Oxford and Addison Twp in MI46. They share one non-partisan community of interest in their single, shared school system.
Why after many, many displeased comments on all the previous maps, have you not corrected these egregious districts that serve to dilute the voices of Pontiac voters and other communities as well? The residents of these communities will not accept the "it's too much work" answer. Commenters from Lake Orion, Oxford, Clarkston, Independence Township, Waterford, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield and Pontiac have all stated that these districts do not preserve COIs and do not represent the communities involved in any way. Fix this!
As I look at this map, I can say, this is ridiculous. I see a puzzle with a lot of representation crossing into suburban areas. The idea behind redistricting was to make the voting process favorable for all involved in the process. To make sure all have the correct representation. What I see is would be another jab at Detroit. Does the representation mean to the commission? Where has the Detroit reps been during this process to speak with community members. The fact that the Detroit representation went silent is unfair to us as voters and tax payers. There has been plenty of community meetings for them to explain the process or at least hear out the community. If this is against the rules, this process was flawed from the beginning. I ask that you please make this right. We Detroiters want fairness and to be heard. Thank you!
Please keep Midland city and county whole and with our counties to the north as it relates to watershed issues. Many of the needs of Midland Co are supported by those non profits and people of the City of Midland. May of us work together for the community as a whole and there is a large symbiotic relationship in the county that needs to be kept whole.
What is this?!!!! I strongly oppose this suggestion. This does not keep us with our closest neighbors and the watershed issues we are all facing.
This map tries to dilute and drown out Midland.
James H. Gurnee
I Strongly oppose this map! Midland/Midland country has specific needs.. Strongly dislike!
This map does nothing but drown out Midland. Strongly dislike.
Hello, I had added my map suggestions, as Block club President of Warwick from W. Warren to Belton, we were about to add the streets south bound but if our boundaries are separated this would disconnect the areas. Also I am a Radio Patrol member, Precinct Delegate and Community Liaison. My church is in my district, please don’t change the lines at Schoolcraft and give it to another district, making the districts to wide and large will divide our residents, we would never get back the Community feel being One Districts, rather than Detroiters fighting to be accepted in an area that don’t understand their needs. Lines will not make communities receive our residents but rather creat tension. Detroit and Dearborn has merged but others surrounding city’s have not been as welcoming. Remember these lines were created as barriers towards a behavior that has been imbed in our history! Communities need Equity and Inclusion training to help residents understand different cultures and diverse families dynamics to invite unity.
Hello , This entire process has been very confusing to the residents that are engaged with basic politics so those that had now prior in-depth knowledge is going to be baffled! The change of numbers that represent our areas made no sense at all? The lines that are drawn for 15 are horrible and ripping apart communities! 1st, Grandriver to Lyndon is part of the Historical District you can not separate that neighborhood. Bring you lines down south to Lyndon , 2nd , the Rouge Park, Far west side, Cody Rouge, the entire Warrendale and Warren Ave! We work together and host events annually to disconnecting us would create ripple effect that could destroy how community work together. Also Add to 15 ,(Take from 14) west to Fullerton, south bound Outer Drive, back to Chicago. 3rd Warren South bound to Cherry Hill, from Inskter to N. Gully give to ( (14 ) 4th, add from (7) East of Southfield, north of Joy to Tireman to east of the Rail road tracks . (5) By observer the neighboring district our District looks more like a puzzle piece rather than staying in straight Lines, directs street like Bus routes, Police Districts or Schools Boundaries. If this process is suppose to stop racism, please review my suggestions and follow areas currently connected which planning and creating for a better communities. Thank you
This is a good map. The city of Midland has a lot more in common with Bay City than the rest of Midland County. The community of interest argument being put forward by some of the comments is false, the City of Midland and the rest of Midland County are very different and should be plot in the manner of this map. Thank you for putting this forward.
Catherine A Macomber
I support this map with reservations. I believe the Watershed shared through the Saginaw Bay and feeding waterways should be considered for northern Bay county. The Watershed connects northern Bay county as a community of interest in line with southern Bay county.
I STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS MAP. It appears that you have attempted and are trying to achieve the splitting of Midland and Midland County who share such a strong community of interest. Examples of this are our kids attending the same schools, all utilizing the same healthcare system (we do not refer patients to McLaren, or the Saginaw hospitals, we refer to the U of M whom we are directly affilliated with), problems with damage from the 2020 flood, many similar community beliefs, and many other reasons. share. This is exactly what you have done in this map. The commission is recently in maps has taken apart cities and counties for what appears to be political purposes. This new map looks like what the mandate in 2018 said it was not going to do. You have made a sideways slice which makes no sense unless you have purposely tried to sneak this map in. Please represent us based on community of interest and be strong and DO NOT be influenced by others, even on the commission, that appear to have ulterior motives. I also believe that the commissioners need to take a good look at who has submitted some of these new maps. If any of these are submitted directly by a commissioner they should be reviewed for what the purpose and reasoning is. They can only be political in nature as they truly have no common sense in them. You need to do some house cleaning on your commission
Anne Van Hulle
Please do not cut out communities of interest. This map makes no sense by cutting Midland out of Midland county. Keep Midland and Gladwin counties together.
I'm torn on this map. I would love to see districts more compact and square. I would love to see COIs kept together. And I would love to see House districts that aren't spread out so candidates don't have to travel as much to talk to voters and concerns are more centralized around an area. At the same time, partisan fairness is the most important factor as far as I am concerned. We have had maps that decided how our legislature was made up for decades. Republicans gerrymandered so badly that even though there were a majority of voters who voted for Democrats, the Republicans held minority rule. That has to end. We need maps that achieve as close to zero political bias as possible and if that means my district is shaped like a bone then so be it. We can't all have what we want. The most important thing right now is to have a legislature that works for the people, not the extreme portions of their party. If the state house and senate are evenly split, then maybe they will be forced to compromise in Lansing and we can have good governance in this state.
Natalie Gingras Hazen
No connecting the City of Midland to Bay City or Saginaw
Mary J Quehl
Same map as 208 and 209. Makes no sense. Again there appears to an attempt to change votes by political manuvering of this map to break apart our community around Midland and thus eliminating our voice and choice in appropriate representation. Please keep the promise made in 2018 and follow the true communities of interest sumbitted by the people of Michigan. The commission is recently in maps taken apart cities and counties for what appears to be political purposes. The commission needs to remember that they are supposed to be nonpartisen! It appears that partiesenship is driving this process, and that they are being innapropritely influenced by others away from their duties on hand. Please represent us based on community of interest and be strong and DO NOT be influenced by others, even on the commission, that appear to have ulterior motives.
Strongly dislike. Cuts the City of Midland out of Midland County. Makes no sense.
Over the last few days, I have watched the commission rip cities and townships in half and cut them into thirds, for political purposes. Separating communities of interest does not align with your constitutional requirements. DISLIKE this map
Matthew J Smith
the last few days, I have watched the commission rip cities and townships in half and cut them into thirds, for political purposes. Separating communities of interest does not align with your constitutional requirements. STRONGLY DISLIKE
The constitution requires The Commission use ‘communities of interest’ to draw fair maps. Slicing out the City of Midland and adding them into larger urban centers like Bay City dilutes the voices of the Midland community. Please discontinue political interests and follow the constitutional requirements that protect our community interests and needs.
Midland city needs to stay with midland county
Keep midland city with midland county
City of Midland needs to stay with County of Midland. City of Midland collaborates all the time with the county on flood issues, fair grounds, community programs. Not with Bay City!
This map is what gerrymandering looks like! The Commission appears to be ignoring the constitution which requires that they use ‘communities of interest’ to draw fair maps. Instead it appears that the Commission is trying to dilute the voices of the Midland community slicing out the City of Midland and adding them into larger urban centers like Bay City.
This Map, along with Map 208 and 209 all have the same issue related to District 53. you have linked to Cities together and create a barbell type district > Midland, Bay City would not be well served nor would the communities around them
Doreen F Starner
What were you thinking? Why would you take the city from the county to join with a city in a neighboring county? This appears to be gerrymandering to meet political interests and justifying it by the statistics you list below the map. But statistics do not reflect community values and representation should try to be with those that have common shared purposes.
This map is the definition of 'gerrymandering'! All of a sudden, this commission decided to take perfectly logical Statehouse maps based on communities of interest, and rip cities and townships into pieces, for political purposes. The Commission appears to be ignoring the constitution which requires that they use ‘communities of interest’ to draw fair maps. This ‘robot arm’ you drew to connect the cities of Midland and Bay City completely removes multiple communities of interest solely to hit a partisan quota. Our legislators should represent our shared community interests, not portions of three or four communities who all have different interests and needs.
Still terrible. Look at the Detroit Metro area. It is a jigsaw puzzle. I think that you have gotten caught up in the numbers and have lost sight of the goal. The goal should be to have fair and competent representation for local communities by their local representative. That will be very difficult to achieve in these disparate and shredded communities. Additionally, there is the extra work and cost for local municipalities regarding elections and for school district elections. This makes no sense. There are more logical and cohesive ways to comply with the VRA, population, COI and other requirements.
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