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The Ordinance Committee of the Stratford Town Council will conduct a regular meeting on May 22, 2023 in Council Chambers of Stratford Town Hall, 2725 Main Street, Stratford, CT at 7:00 p.m.

Their main business for this meeting is the approval of the controversial new redistricting map. There is no indication that the public will be allowed to speak.

FYI: The Crier has yet to be given the new map nor any data indicating how the map was drawn.

Editor’s Note:  The Ordinance Committee is chaired by Councilwoman Laura Dancho with all of the Town Council Members serving on the committee.

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE STRATFORD TOWN COUNCIL

May 22, 2023

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Ordinance Committee of the Stratford Town Council will conduct a regular meeting on May 22, 2023 in Council Chambers of Stratford Town Hall, 2725 Main Street, Stratford, CT at 7:00 p.m.

AGENDA

1.Call to Order

2.Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting April 24, 2023

3.New Business Referred by Town Council May 8, 2023

3.1 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REVISED ELECTION DISTRICTS (#23-07)

Sponsored by: Stratford Town Council

Preamble

Whereas, the Town Charter requires the Town Council to appoint an Election District Revision Commission to rearrange the boundaries of the existing ten election districts of the Town; and,

Whereas the Town Charter requires the Town Council to enact an ordinance to establish revised election district boundaries in accordance with said Commission’s recommendations; and,

Whereas, Connecticut General Statutes require that any such municipal reapportionment plan shall be based on population data for such Municipality from the most recent decennial census of the United States.

  • 11-2 of the Town Code of the Town of Stratford is hereby repealed and the following substituted in lieu thereof:
  • 11-2 Election districts established.
  1. For the purposes of the regular and special Town elections, the Town of Stratford is divided into ten (10)districts. The boundaries of said districts shall be as set forth herein and shall continue to be the boundaries of the election districts in the Town until different boundaries are adopted in the manner set forth in the Charter of the Town of Stratford.

B The election districts shall be as set forth in the census block assignment file which is based on the most recent United State Decennial Census information and which is attached hereto and made part hereof, which is incorporated by reference into this ordinance.   (Census Blocks 2023 – Proposed appended as pages 4-18)

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