Public will be given chance to voice their opinions on Sept. 7th
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission will be holding a public hearing on September 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Lehigh County Government Center located at 17 South Seventh Street, 1st Floor, Public Hearing Room, Allentown, PA 18101, according to Senator Pat Browne.
The intent of this hearing is to receive testimony from citizens regarding the upcoming reapportionment of Pennsylvania’s House and Senate districts.
Individuals or groups who wish to testify at the public hearing are required to submit, in writing, a brief summary of their proposed comments on or before September 2, 2011. This summary should be submitted to Charles E. O’Connor, Jr., Executive Director, 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Commission, Senate Box 203079, State Capitol, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-3079.
“I thank the Legislative Reapportionment Commission for holding public hearings this year and I am pleased that one of the hearings will be held here in Allentown,” Senator Browne said. “The Lehigh Valley and Monroe County have had some of the biggest growths in population over the past 10 years and it is important that members of their communities have a chance to voice their concerns and comments on how the new districts will be drawn.”
Proposals should include a telephone number where the individuals can be reached during normal business hours. Please advise the Commission office if you require special accommodation to participate in this meeting. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must enter the building through the Seventh Street Entrance.
“I hope people will take the time to attend the hearings and submit questions to the commission as this is their way of participating in the redistricting process that affects who represents them in Harrisburg,” Senator Browne said.
Again, all submissions must be received by the Commission no later than September 2, 2011. For more information, please contact Charles E. O’Connor, Jr., Executive Director, at 717-705-6339.
For those attending the hearing, there is public parking on the streets around the Lehigh County Government Center, in the parking lot right across the street from the government center and at other downtown parking garages.