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Please move the prison population to an overpopulated district to address prison gerrymandering.
Naomi Siegel Morse
Texas Township and Portage are not rural and should not be part of a rural district (3). Both are suburbs of Kalamazoo and should not be broken up between 3 and 21. They should be entirely in 21.
Naomi Siegel Morse
Please don't take portions of Texas Township and Portage and put them in district 3. Keep all of Texas Township and Portage together and include them in district 21. Texas Township kids go to school in Portage and we have many other connections to Kalamazoo.
This map keeps the Tri Cities together so I am in Favor. We share so may urban interests that really matter as we hope for valid and fair representation. thank You! Keep your heads up and the state of Michigan is forever in your debt.
Cheryl Lynn Depner
None of these communities share commonalities. There are 3 counties and various school systems. Keep Superior Township with district 27.
As an independent voter, this is a plan for Midland city and Midland county that I cannot support. Midland city and county should be in the same district. The city and county have the same flood issues and similar interests with the counties to the north and west.
This map does a good job for the tri-cities. Thank you for keeping them together.
Unpacking Ann Arbor as is done in this plan is GREAT. It needs to be unpacked. The partisan data accompanying this Eid plan shows it is more fair for Ann Arbor and the state. All of us living in Ann Arbor know our votes have been wasted for years. Living on the east side, our interests often overlap with Ypsilanti: St Joe hospital, shopping on Carpenter, EMU events, Growing Hope, WCC and other overlapping interests (roads, intersections, police). The west of Ann Arbor is more aligned with Scio township, Barton Village, Dexter and Chelsea. This plan is more aligned with the interests of the subject communities.
Van Buren and Allegan should be kept whole and together for the Senate as a community of interest. They share many functions of government as well as a large Hispanic population. Both are rural, agriculture and tourism based economies with many similar small towns through the counties. Aside from being a community of interest, together, they fit nicely as about 2/3 of a Senate district and could take in other parts of similar rural or coastal counties. Holland would be a good fit, Barry County would be another. Van Buren and Allegan have much more in common with each other than they do with the "Michiana" border counties.
Please move the prison population in Ionia to an overpopulated district to address prison gerrymandering.
Fenton and Linden and Holly share Lakes, the Shiawassee River and long associations. Why would Fenton be cut out like this?
This is the best one for Berrien County. It keeps our Senate district with our communities of interest - Border Communities
This is probably the best option so far. But it would be nice if the remaining corner of Muskegon County could be incorporated as well.
This map artificially cuts the city of Midland away from our county and watershed neighbors. It will be a massive effort to re-build the dams and lakes which directly flow into and affect the city of Midland. Please keep Midland whole and with our watershed partners who are our true community of interest. Tri City name is no longer valid. Midland has nothing in common with Saginaw. There are completely different challenges for each and their representative should be focused on the issues of their constituents and not running around working on huge completely different problems.
I like this map as it includes the cities of Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw… also known as the Tri Cities. These 3 cities are an obvious community of interest who all have industrial based businesses, a shared tri city airport, several shared media outlets, regional colleges and universities, and together we are considered the Great Lakes Bay Area. Please Continue to work on partisan fairness because the outcomes of the map should reflect the political make-up of the state. This will give the voters a more competitive district and a better representative. This is what the voters wanted when they passed Proposal 2. Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Thank you for keeping the towns of Midland/Saginaw/Bay City in the same district. Many people live in one city and work in a different one. As municipalities with a industrial bases, we have many similar interests from public policy. I am unconvinced that the floods and watershed make a significant COI. There is more logic to urban versus rural interests when creating a COI. I also urge you to keep districts competitive from a political party perspective if feasible. Thank you for your work.
Thank you for keeping the Tri-Cities together in a senate district. They are a clear COI that share economic, cultural, and educational ties. Please continue to improve the maps until the seat shares match the vote shares of the state (54% D / 47% R)
I like that Cass County is connected with Berrien county because there are many common bonds between these counties-recreation, schools and business. Cass county was my home for 68 years.
Elaine Chris Pogoncheff
Re: District 32 -- I like the look of the potential balance between Republican/Democratic voters. The combination of rural and urban is good in order to understand the needs of all in discussion and negotiation.
JAMES R PEDERSEN
I like that my home in Cass County is oriented towards Lake Michigan, and not towards the East.
Splitting up the Downriver communities is a bad idea. From Melvindale in the north to Flat Rock in the south and west towards Huron Township, the Downriver communities identify together with our own unique interests and needs.
This seems like a better alignment of communities of interest. Commerce is more suburban and diverse. This seems like a better fit than with more rural areas to the north and west.
Christine A Lyon
This is the only acceptable districting that I support. Berrien remains whole and is connected with Cass and St. Joseph counties. This is what Michiana represents and I want to retain our current districting.
District 1 includes the 3 larger urban areas of Midland, Bay City and Saginaw together in one district. This is VERY good as it reflects that they are communities with shared interests and this design will allow the citizens to be properly represented and not be separated out into large rural districts which will dilute or mute the needs and concerns of the more urban and diverse population of the 3 cities. This is a good map for the mid-MI area.
I dislike this senate district. The Tri-Cities are a closely aligned COI and the majority of the comments on the portal reflect that. Please return to the senate district drawn in the Cherry plan.
It makes no sense to split up Sterling Heights like this.
This is a good map because it keeps Midland with the other urban parts of MidMichigan. Midland is home to 3 Fortune 500 companies, a large cultural center and a large hospital center. Midland is not rural so it should be represented with other urban areas.
Thank you for recognizing Midland as a vital part of the Tri-Cities. Midland needs a representative that knows the needs of a city just as the rural parts of Midland and Bay Counties need a representative that will fight for their needs.
I'm amazed at how cities like Warren and Sterling Heights are so chopped up and the voters in this along with the other nearby districts will have their voices diminished and increase confusion in who represents who and where. We need FAIR MAPS!
including ann arbor with western washtenaw is very smart and a good communities of interest
I really like that East Lansing has its own state senate district separate from Lansing proper. It is a distinct community and I really like the shape of these two districts!
Scott Weston Rose
All of the 38 district proposals fail to minimize county breaks as much as possible. There is no reason for a county to be split into 3 districts. This is a clear gerrymander. Also, you are diluting the African American representation. Please see my proposal: https://districtr.org/plan/48514
As a Grosse Pointe Park resident, I love this map! Thank you for creating a district to reflect our Lake St. Clair community! We will finally have a voice in Lansing to address stewardship of our lake, water levels, lakefront infrastructure, and issues related to combined sewer and storm-water overflows. I cannot thank you enough for giving us this voice!
The Lake St. Clair district in this map is great! I want to thank the Commission for advancing this map, which will the lakefront residents to come together and stand-up for shared issues. With this map, we would finally have a voice in Lansing to support our lakefront infrastructure and to address problems from combined sewer and storm systems that dump sewage into our lake. Please adopt this plan or a similar plan, which keeps the Lake St. Clair shoreline whole!
I think this map falls to recognize the stark differences between coastal Berrien County and counties like Cass and St. Joseph which it is grouped with. Tourism, environmental protection, and strong economic development are the most vital factors in this part of the state, and these don't often align with the other counties.
Please include Novi northern precincts - Please keep the City of Novi intact - this protects the voices of our growing Asian American community.
This is a much better configuration of Districts 3, 20, and 33 than any of the other maps. Though I prefer Commissioner Lange's suggestion of adding Cascade into a GR-area district, if that doesn't end up happening, this is the way to go.
Clarifying my other comment - I meant 5 and 7, not 6 and 7.
There are a ton of comments on other maps advocating for splitting up Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. This seems like a fair way to do that.
Commissioner Eid is usually very conscientious with his map drawing, so I'm surprised he left this configuration of Districts 6 and 7 in tact. This was drawn haphazardly in an attempt to make both districts 51-49 D with little regard for any other considerations. The configuration of 6 and 7 on the Cherry map is the way to go.
Of the six State Senate maps in this link, this is, by far, the better of the six. I really am not fond of the other five at all. While I might have drawn it differently, from a West Michigan perspective, I believe this one gets the job done. Unless a better map comes to the fore, this one would have my vote.
This map for Hastings and Barry County better lumps community of interests and does not lump us in with Battle Creek or Grand Rapids.
I like this senate district because it keeps Livingston County whole while linking it with eastern Ingham County. Folks in Unadilla Twp (Livingston) go to Stockbridge (Ingham) and Some kids in southern Hamburg Twp (Livingston) go to Dexter Schools (Washtenaw). This map honors those communities of interest. It also connects Fenton with Livingston although not in the county is connected to it. #showupspeakup #drawfairmaps
I like this senate district. The majority of people on the portal have asked for a Tri-Cities senate seat including Midland, Bay City, & Saginaw and I appreciate that the commission has consistently drawn the maps this way. The Tri-Cities are closely aligned, and urban/suburban areas need appropriate representation as well as rural areas need to be grouped together to receive appropriate representation. Please continue to work on these maps and make them as close to zero political bias as possible. The electorate of the state is 53/46 D/R and the possible seat share should reflect that.
Why is the Rochester Hills/Rochester/Try area from Oakland County in a district from Sterling Heights? This is ridiculous; these districts are oddly shaped and appear to not have given ANY thought about how a neighborhood or local area is supposed to present a unified voice to their rep. These districts are made for everyone and could very much impair a neighborhood from Detroit from electing a representative of their choice to advocate on their behalf.
Eid gerrymandered for the Dems? Shocker. That's about what we can expect from the outspoken Bernie Bro that lied about his political affiliation, then continues to bully fellow commissioners. HIs maps are always a Democratic gerrymander. Ann Arbor split up and into Milford - are you kidding me?
I recommend keeping York Twp with the Saline district and instead adding either the Willis or Sumpter area to district 28
I'm writing to express my disapproval that the latest plans for for state senate completely ignore the input our Detroit neighborhood (East English Village) gave the Commission. The earlier drafts of the State Senate districts kept our neighborhood intact. It would split East English Village (EEV) up into Districts 6 and 7. Yet EEV has been a united neighborhood for decades, with a strong neighborhood association which works together for the good of the entire neighborhood, not just half of it. Furthermore, we believe we should be in the same district with the neighborhoods on either side of us (Cornerstone and Morningside) as we have been working together cohesively for years and share the same concerns regarding quality of life and city services. We pulled together a working group and submitted maps that provided specific examples, none of which ever suggested splitting the neighborhood in half. We work together with Cornerstone and Morningside on the Restorin' East Warren (https://restorinewarren.com/) project to revitalize our shared commercial strip. We are also united in the MECCA development corporation. Additionally, we shop, dine, gather, worship, and use the parks of our adjacent waterfront communities. We have far more in common with Jefferson Chalmers than anyone in St. Clair Shores or Grosse Pointe. Having a narrow district going northward, as the current map displays, does a disservice to everyone in it. We have nothing in common with Warren and vice versa; we have different concerns. This is why neighbors submitted several maps showing how we should be kept together. This does not solve the redistricting problem this commission was created for; it just perpetuates the previous errors. Please keep Detroit neighborhoods together!
Angelo D Guarnieri
You can tell this is an Eid map because he gives his area it's own district making sure he has representation is our government while screwing over the minorities in Detroit by dragging them into the suburbs and making sure no Senator comes from the City. Eid's motives for his map aren't surprising. He even lied about his party affiliation, claiming to be an Independent, when he's a Socialist Bernie Bro.
I like this 29th district that connects Ypsilanti to Western Wayne, it is a good COI and is good for partisan fairness. However I think you should keep Ann Arbor whole and with the rest of Washtenaw County. I think that you made this split for partisan fairness reasons, but you can make a partisanly fair map without it. If you have to split Ann Arbor, the way you did it here is at least acceptable.
Thank you for keeping the Lake St. Clair COI together in District 7 in this map. I appreciate that our community would have a voice to address lakeshore infrastructure and stewardship of our lake. I approve of this configuration, with one significant caveat. I think that people of the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood in Detroit should have the final say as to whether they are included in District 7 or not. In my mind, of all Detroit neighborhoods, Jefferson-Chalmers is the single neighborhood that best fits with the nautical character of District 7. However, it should be up to the people in that neighborhood to decide whether or not they want to be with the lakeshore suburbs. It is my hope that those folks will speak-up and let you know.
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