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PROPOSED COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT MAPS

posted May 10, 2011, 11:19 AM by Nick Camlin   [ updated May 11, 2011, 9:13 AM ]
In the name of transparency and open government, Nick Camlin is pleased to post online the proposed maps for the County Board districts. These maps were worked on through the Reapportionment Committee, which Nick Camlin served. The recommendation from the Committee has been to maintain 25 board members, but to cut costs through salary reductions and freezes. Over four years, we will save the County $126,000, which is over $30,000 per year, while maintaining diverse representation. This process has had five meetings thus far that have all been open to the public.


Sixteen county board districts have changed (denoted by the * below), while nine have stayed the same. Changes happened because of shifts in population as recorded by the 2010 Census, and in many cases only a few blocks here and there were either added or removed from a district in order to get the population to balance. Our District, represented by Nick Camlin, did not change because its population only dropped by less than two-dozen people. With a Census population in Rock Island County (excluding prisoners at the East Moline DOC) of 146,426 people, each District has an average of 5,857 residents.




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