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John Michael Elsen
This map does not reflect Midland and its culture. We are gateway to the North and West. Our development is in that direction. Many residents to the North and West are employed in Midland. Plus, Midland needs to work closely with Midland and Gladwin counties to protect out watershed.
This map is not terrible. it does include the Tri-Cities and Flint but map # 237 is much better. #237 puts Tuscola County in District 10 which is better due to rural and agrarian concerns not shared by the urban areas. If Tuscola is removed , then Bay County can be whole and more of Midland County may be included.
As with other maps, this one again places Battle Creek and Calhoun County with rural, southern counties while having more in common with the I-94 and I -69 corridors, including Kalamazoo. Comments had been submitted about this Community of Interest, but they apparently have not been considered when drawing this map and others.
I commend the committee for taking on this daunting task. My advice in all fairness would be to keep the lines fair and equitable to the voting populus of the people in that district/jurisdiction... when you draw lines that disenfranchises a particular voting block particularly by ethnicity and party neither is equitable nor fair... fairness was the whole purpose of this coalition! Let us not forget FAIRNESS....Do the right thing!!
This map has all borders strategically placed to make sure all minorities are in the minority vote. It is carefully done to not include multiple cities with a minority population. It is catered to the republican vote and the non-white vote.
See comments on other maps that combined Calhoun County with the southern tier counties. There is NO reason to justify putting Calhoun County into a group with Hillsdale, Branch, St. Joseph and Cass except to create a Republican gerrymander.
Gratiot County and Isabella Counties share an RESD. Thank you for not splitting them across 2 different Congressional Districts.
The Lyndon Township split in this map is awkward and will surely cause unnecessary expense and confusion for the voters living in this township.
I like this proposal for District 8 - it keeps the border counties together with a couple of counties just off the border that are a combination of agriculture and recreational land. I dont understand why the small portion of Jackson county is not included while a small area of Cass county is added
Better than than Anthony Eid, "The Democrat", map. Keep Ann Arbor together.
C. Michelle Balhorn
Please do not split Lyndon Township between 2 CDs. See map 231 for my lengthier comment.
I like this Map
Splitting Lyndon Township between two districts will cause financial harm to our small township. Election costs will rise significantly if this is done. A large portion of our township is state land, so we already have limited resources. Please keep our township in one Congressional District.
I AM PAM BYRNES, SUPERVISOR OF LYNDON TOWNSHIP, AND FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE. THE MOST RECENT MAP FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS HAS SPLIT LYNDON TOWNSHIP BETWEEN THE 5TH AND 7TH CD’S. THIS ACTION WILL SEVERELY HAMPER THE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY OF LESS THAN 3,000 RESIDENTS. OUR 2020 SEV WAS $220 MILLION, 17TH OUT OF 20 TOWNSHIPS IN OUR COUNTY. OVER 50% OF THE LAND IS OWNED BY THE STATE. WE ARE A RURAL, AGRICULTURAL TOWNSHIP WITH AN EMPHASIS ON OUTDOOR RECREATION. IF THE TOWNSHIP WERE TO BE IN TWO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, OUR BOARD WOULD HAVE TO DIVERT MORE OF OUR LIMITED RESOURCES TO ADDRESS THE ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR OUR CLERK TO HOLD ELECTIONS EVERY TWO YEARS IN TWO CD’S A MAJOR IMPACT WOULD BE OUR INABILITY TO GET COHESIVE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE, WHETHER IN THE FORM OF GRANTS AND FUNDING SUCH AS ARPA OR PARTICIPATION IN REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE EFFORTS. WE ARE A SMALL TOWNSHIP THAT WOULD BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES TO OUR CONSTITUENTS. I URGE YOU TO RESTORE LYNDON TOWNSHIP TO THE PREVIOUS MAP OF BEING IN THE 7TH CD IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Good map that represents the community well. Please consider for final selection
Md Mansurul Hoque Hamja
Good maps which fits for Bengali Community, so, expect to have a final map like this
+1. Preferred by Bangla community. Thanks for counting my vote.
+1. Preferred by Bangla community. Thanks for valuing my vote.
Please see comment portal submission author Pam Byrnes Don’t Split Lyndon Township for reason
This is the worst map of the 4 chosen maps to move forward. It does not take COI into account. It is the most partisan map of the 4. Maps 219 and 201 gives Asians, Indians and Middle Easterners a bigger voice. Please choose either 219 or 201.
This is the best Congressional Map that meets the community needs, please consider this as final.
As a Vice President BAPAC, the nonprofit Organization that works for the wellbeing of the Bangladeshi Community in Hamtramck and Detroit, I endorse this proposed map.
This district 7 is far superior than the current. I appreciate this map puts the Washtenaw portion of Milan into the new MI07 and not MI08. This is a more progressive, liberal part of the city and it has been poorly represented in current and past years by being plunked into the fold with the conservative agricultural communities along the border and curving up midstate (like current MI07).
For the 11th district I'm glad to see Midland with the Tri-cities. The fact that 2001 map has Midland, Montcalm and Grand Traverse County as part of that district made no sense. Midland should be with the Tri-Cities. The fact that the 11th district and what was once the 10th district has not had a competitive election in over hundred fifty years despite changing demographics. It shows how sorely this change is needed.
Please Keep me with the rest of the Lakeshore ie Holland, Saugatauk Dogoulas, South Haven!
Looks good to me! It looks like the commission is doing an excellent job taking a very complex process and keeping it nonpartisan and simple, boundary wise!
I think my Congressional District is acceptable and fair. Livingston County is kept whole and away from Ann Arbor and 99% of Washtenaw (Lyndon Twp doesn't belong in the district - Waterloo is a better replacement). In addition, this is a fair 50/50 district and winnable for either party. No voters will be ignored. I think drawing District 6 from a 50/50 district to a 55%D district is against partisan fairness taking away a rare competitive district and making it safe democrat. Voters are no longer choosing politicians here. Also, In response to Mr. Coletti, Ann Arbor does not belong with Livingston County. We are very culturally different communities that have even less in common with Ann Arbor than Downriver does. There's already a Livingston-Washtenaw gerrymander experience with the 2011 State Senate district. Nobody (either R or D) likes it. It didn't work. A2 belongs with Canton and Plymouth and not Brighton.
I agree with Mrs. Austin. Tuscola should be within a district with the Thumb since they are a much more rural area compared to Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland. Adding the rest of Midland County would make sense because many of the people living within the county goes too Midland. While I can't say much from Tuscola's perspective, I believe they would feel better represented by a Thumb district rather than with the Tri-Cites and Midland. Attached would be the proposed idea that I had in mind.
So far, this is the best Congressional Map that meets Bangladeshi community, please keep this intact and under consideration for finalization
Moving Troy, Rochester Hills, Clawson, Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods and Ferndale out of District 3 and into District 6 does not preserve county contiguity.
Ann Arbor does not belong with the Downriver communities here. It hasn't for years. Dingell Dems and A2 progressives have different interests. Adding Downriver to other Metro Detroit districts and expanding 7 north into Livingston and NE into Oakland to capture A2 commuters makes sense
This map (10-10-21 V1 CD RAS) should not be used. First, it does not comply with one of the tenants of the redistricting which is to preserve county contiguity wherever possible. Moving Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, Clawson, Berkley, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, and Ferndale OUT of District 3 (Oakland County) and INTO District 6 (Macomb County) violates that very premise.
Md. Asif Hasan
Good to go for Bengali community.
10-05-21 v1 CD DW and 10-05-21 v1 CD are the best maps for district 6 and 3. This map does not represent Asians, Indians and Middle Easterners voices. This map makes MI a one party state. Let us make fair maps and guarantee balance of power in MI.
Kawsar A Khan
Preferred Map for Banglatown community
Commissioner Szatela is doubling down on her D-gerrymander which she proposed the other day. 3,6,and 10 can be re-drawn to create 3 competitive districts. 1 that leans D 1 that leans R and one that is even. Instead this map packs R's into District 10. Please also draft an alternative map with the thumb region drawn into the Tri-cities area. It is possible to do. Give the public an actual alternative than simply drawing the thumb into the Detroit area.
Janice M Sovak
Proposed district 7 needs to be split. It isn't fair from a partisan perspective to pack so many Democrat voters into one district. Need to split Ann Arbor at a minimum.
This map still dilutes Asians, Indians and Middle Easterners voices. It also make Michigan a one party states. Royal Oak, Ferndale and Clawson belong to District 3. Please vote NO on this map! This 10-05-21 v1 CD map remains the best one for partisan fairness and takes COI into account better for District 3 and 6.
Please keep Warren in with the rest of Macomb County. This map should be the template: https://michigan.mydistricting.com/legdistricting/comments/plan/218/23 It keeps Warren with Macomb, keeps the sister cities of Warren and Sterling Heights together, and makes sure that Macomb is properly represented.
Thank you for placing the Tri-Cities (Midland, Bay City, Saginaw) and Flint in a Congressional district as they should be. The commission has consistently been doing this of late and I greatly appreciate it. May I suggest that you place Tuscola County with the Thumb. They are a more rural agrarian county and their schools play the Thumb schools as well in sports. I lived in the Thumb for 11 years and I always thought of them as part of the Thumb. This would allow you to leave more of Oakland and Macomb County out of this the Thumb district and put some of Midland County into the Tri-Cities/Flint district. Areas around the city of Midland like Larkin, Mills, and Homer are more closely aligned with the city than they are with the rural parts of the county. Thanks for all the hard work you've been doing. This job is not easy. You will never please everyone so just do your best to give us fair maps that allow the people of Michigan to have a say in their government. Thank you!
No thanks! Try this: https://davesredistricting.org/join/26901765-7806-42a3-b87c-e23285970955
Kawsar A Khan
I like this map and preferred by Bangla Community in Hamtramck area. It keeps Bangla community in interest in mind and our voice will have some value. Thank you.
Robert Bernard Wolfer
Flint and the Tri-cities areas are two, very distinct, population centers in our state, with different challenges. Grouping them together like this risks weakening all of their voices.
Robert Bernard Wolfer
I still don't understand the justification for this district.
When will we see who the representative is for each district? It looks like I’m in District 5.
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