Since July, the Columbia Heart Beat has been covering Ward reapportionment -- adjusting the sizes and boundaries of Columbia's six City Council Wards to reflect changes in the 2010 Census.
The articles below also contain links to plans, maps, agendas, minutes, and other news stories. Plans A, B, D, E, and F will be discussed at Wednesday night's meeting. In brief, Plan E (pictured, left) seems to be the popular favorite; plan B is a distant second; plans A, D, and F panned for various reasons.
WARD REAPPORTIONMENT PUBLIC HEARING
Wednesday, September 7 -- 7 pm
Columbia City Council Chambers
701 East Broadway
MORE COUNCIL MUSCLE: Central Columbia neighborhoods need more Council votes, not less
Why Ward reapportionment plans should not consolidate central city neighborhoods
BEMUSED BY THE BROUHAHA: Ward Reapportionment leader chats on committee role
A former Mayor's frank observations and counter-intuitive sensibilities
FORMER MATT BLUNT AIDE: Removing progressive votes from Columbia Wards?
Rob Monsees -- former Governor Blunt's man on MOHELA -- champions Ward reapportionment Plan D
WARD GERRYMANDER? Reapportionment committee member disputes former Blunt chief plan
Popular former school board president worries Rob Monsees' Plan D could inhibit voting rights
4TH WARD NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS: Speak against Ward reapportionment plan
Three Old Southwest neighborhood associations join rising chorus opposing so-called "gerrymander plans"
FIRST SENSIBLE PLAN? Columbia citizens create new Ward Reapportionment map
"Go West" First Ward, a new map suggests
HAMMERED HOME! Ward Reapportionment official reiterates voting rights, gerrymandering concerns
Powerfully-worded letter warns Committee members about minority voting rights
NEW WARD MAPS: Plans E and F emerge from official Ward Reapportionment Committee
New plans take population from Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wards
WARD REAPPORTIONMENT PLAN F: Most controversial yet?
Active, liberal neighborhoods again consolidated, but this time with more-conservative Grasslands