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The Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has completed its redistricting process. Sedgwick County typically adjusts its commission district boundaries every ten years. Each commission district should be roughly equivalent in population with borders that are as compact as possible. To begin the process, the Sedgwick County Department of Geographic Information Systems used modern mapping software along with data from the 2020 U.S. Census to create eight redistricting scenarios. Next, the eight scenarios were analyzed by the County Counselor’s office to ensure each complied with state and Federal law. Finally, the scenarios were presented to the BOCC.
After the presentation, the BOCC obtained public input on the scenarios thought its citizen advisory boards and a town hall meeting. The BOCC also implemented an Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee to review the maps and present a single preferred map for their review. On Dec. 15, 2021, The BOCC unanimously approved a resolution adopting the new commission district boundary map at its regular meeting.
AD Hoc Redistricting Committee
On Nov. 19, the BOCC approved a resolution creating the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee. The Redistricting Committee is comprised of 5 members appointed by the BOCC, 5 members appointed by the Sedgwick County Republican Party and 5 members appointed by the Sedgwick County Democratic Party. The purpose of the committee is to recommend to the Board a map for the redistricting of Sedgwick County into five County Commission Districts based upon the 2020 United States Census data.
- Nov. 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. - Agenda | Minutes
- Nov. 30, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. - Agenda | Minutes
- Dec. 8, 2021 at 12 p.m. - CANCELLED due to completion of work
The BOCC hosted a Redistricting Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the NCAT Lecture Hall located at 4004 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226. The public was invited to attend the Town Hall to learn about the redistricting process. Each map was displayed during this event, followed by a question & answer session. This meeting was broadcasted live on the Sedgwick County social media pages. You can find the presentation given at the Town Hall meeting here.
Proposed Resolution: Discharge Firearms across Property Boundaries in the Unincorporated Area of Sedgwick County, KS
October 21, 2021
On October 21, the Board of County Commissioners were presented a proposed resolution regarding the discharge of firearms across property boundaries. The decision was made to defer the voting of this resolution to the next scheduled regular meeting on Nov. 3, 2021.