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Redistricting Could Move Accokeek to District 8

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Although I’ve been on hiatus from blogging, redistricting is a very important issue I hope you all will stay informed about. Currently, a proposed map would move Accokeek into District 8, a plan I vehemently oppose. If you recall, I blogged about Accokeek’s impact on the District 9 race late last year, and discussed how the community was vital to Mel Franklin’s election as Councilman. Why did he have so much support there? Because he listens and responds to our concerns, which have been long ignored by other elected officials. In District 8, we would be competing with National Harbor, Fort Washington, and other urban communities to make our voice heard in Prince George’s County. These are communities which share little in common with us, while in District 9 our rural tier neighbors are more aligned with our concerns. If you share my opposition and anger about this proposal, please make your concerns known to the three-person redistricting commission at the June 21 public hearing at Oxon Hill Library, from 7pm – 9pm. I will discuss the strategic reasons why this realignment is being proposed in a post later this summer. A final proposed map will be submitted to County Council by September 1. Learn more at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/redistricting2011

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Written by pgd9politico

June 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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  1. Redistricting plan looks good to me. Accokeek and the southwestern county have different needs and perspectives from the rest of district 9. We need a councilman who will focus on both rural/agricultural issues in the east and the situation of being in the path between two high population centers along route 5/301.

    William R Dowling

    June 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm


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