AGENDA ITEM #5
November 8, 2011
Worksession
MEMORANDUM
November 4,2011
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Jeffrey
1.
zYOnt{.giSlative Attorney
W orksession - Redistricting Commission Report
Bill 31-11, Council Districts - Boundaries
On October 4, the Redistricting Commission presented its report to Council, and Bill 31-11, affirming
the Commission's plan, was introduced. The public hearing on November
1,
2011 concerned both the
Commission's redistricting plan and Bill 31-11. The Council heard from only 2 speakers. One speaker
recommended keeping the Capitol View area in District 5. The other speaker addressed the
Redistricting Commission's process and suggested that the concerns of rural Montgomery County would
be better served by being in a single Council district. Council President Ervin requested knowing more
about school boundaries (see
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28).
A Council worksession is scheduled for November 8, 2011. The Council will have redistricting
software available to see small areas in detail and to test the effect of any changes to the map
recommended by the Redistricting Commission. The Council is tentatively scheduled to take action on
Bill 31-11 on November 29, 2011.
Charter Requirements
The Charter requires the 5 Council Districts to be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in
population.
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Staff believes that the Commission proposed districts meet those standards. This
conclusion should not be taken to mean that the Commission's plan is the only way to meet Charter
standards. The Council can approve different district boundaries that also are compact, contiguous, and
substantially equal in population.
Compactness for the purpose of redistricting is a judgment that Federal Courts have left to legislatures.
It
is not a mathematical standard. Mathematically, the most compact district would be a perfect circle.
Charter § 103: Montgomery County shall be divided into five Council districts for the purpose of nominating and electing
five members of the Council. Each district shall be compact in form and be composed of adjoining territory. Populations of
the Council districts shall be substantially equal.
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The least compact district would be a district one block wide for its entire length. The Commission used
2010 precincts to construct their proposed districts. That decision ensured that proposed districts are
never narrower than the width of a precinct at any point.
District Boundary Descriptions
Six pages of the Commission's report are devoted to describing the proposed district boundaries by
streets, streams, rivers, municipalities, counties, and sometimes individual properties. As tedious as it
may be, it is the written description of the boundaries that directs the Board of Elections in preparing
ballots. The Commission eased the work of the Board by using 2010 precincts. The descriptions are
faithful to precinct lines. In the area south of Norbeck Road, west of Bailey's Lane and bounded by
Leisure World, the precinct boundary used by the Board of elections puts the residents in precinct 13-54.
That is different than the maps used by the Commission that had all of the property fronting on Norbeck
Road in precinct 13-49. The written description conforms to the Board of Election's line. If the Council
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wishes to change that,
it
can do so by amending Bill 31-11.
This packet includes
Redistricting Commission Report
Bill 31-11
Legislative Request Report
Testimony
Capitol View Park
Henry
Kahwaty
President Ervin's proposed districts with schools and service areas
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There are two other instances where the mapped boundaries used by the Commission were slightly different than official
precinct boundaries. Neither of those areas concerned any resident population.
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Montgomery County
Redistricting Commission
Report
October 2011
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REPORT OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY
COMMISSION ON REDISTRICTNG 2011
Table of Contents
Redistricting Commissioners ............................................................................................... 1
Compliance with Charter Requirements and Opening Meetings Law ................................ 1
Redistricting Law .................................................................................................................2
Demographics
Total Popu
1
ation ........................................................................................................2
Race and Ethnicity ....................................................................................................3
Adjustments for Prison Populations ..........................................................................4
Matching Demographics and Ejection Law .............................................................. 5
Recommended Redistricting Plan ........................................................................................ 5
Map ...........................................................................................................................6
Rationale ................................................................................................................... 7
Proposed District Demographics
Total Adjusted Population ............................................................................. 8
Race and Ethnicity ......................................................................................... 9
Proposed Districts by 2010 Precincts ..................................................................... 10
Proposed District Descriptions ............................................................................... 12
Minority Statement. ................................................................................. 18
Appendices
Appendix A: Commission meeting dates ........................................................... A-1
Appendix B: Charter Provisions Concerning Redistricting .................................B-1
Appendix C: Memorandum from Assistant County Attorney Erin Ashbarry ..... C-l
Appendix D: M-NCPPC January 2011 Trends Report ....................................... D-l
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2011 Redistricting Commission Membership
Name
1.
Lee Annis, Jr
Cherri Branson
Henry J. Kahwaty (Vice Chair)
Carmen Ortiz Larsen
Jacqueline
L.
Phillips
Jonathan S. Shurberg
Don Spence
Jason Tai (Chair)
Patti Jo Witham
District
District 4
District 5
District 2
District I
District 1
District 5
District 2
District 3
District 3
Party Affiliation
Republican
Democrat
Republican
Democrat
Republican
Democrat
Democrat
Democrat
Republican
Compliance with Charter Requirements
Only the Republican and Democratic parties polled enough votes to qualify for appointment to the
Commission. The Council appointed members from lists provided by the central committee of each
party. Each Council district was represented on the Commission. Each district had no more than 2
representatives. The Council appointed the Commissioners by Resolution Number 17-20 on
January 18,20 II.
The first meeting of the Commission was on February 17,2011. Jason Tai was elected Chair and
Henry Kahwaty was elected Vice Chair.
Compliance with Open Meetings Law
All Commission meetings were subject to the state open meetings law (required by Montgomery
Code §2-149). All of the Commission's business was conducted
in
public. The parliamentary
procedures of Robert's Rules of Order governed when it was necessary to take formal action or
decide controversial matters. Absentee voting by Commissioners was not permitted. The public
was given notice of all meetings, and the meetings themselves were open to the public. The
Commission provided an opportunity for pUblic comment at the end of each of its meetings. The
approved minutes of the meetings were available to the public. Audio recordings of Commission
meetings were archived.
From the very onset of the redistricting process, the public was welcomed, indeed encouraged, to
get involved and participate. The Commission sought public participation in every way possible.
Press releases were issued
to
give notice of the Commission's meetings. Attendance and
participation at the meetings afforded one level of participation, while letters and testimony at the
public forums presented yet another opportunity to express concerns. The Commission used a
website and a separate email address to solicit comments. All citizens associations and
homeowners associations were given email notice of the Commission's two public forums.
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Redistricting Law
Assistant County Attorney Erin Ashbarry educated the Commission on aspects of election law that
affect redistricting. Her March 24, 20 II memorandum to the Commission is attached to this report.
The County Charter requires the Commission to present a redistricting plan for the County that
divides the County into five Council districts for the purpose of nominating and electing five
members of the Council. Each district must be compact in fonn and be composed of adjoining
territory. Populations of the Council districts must be substantially equal.
The Commission was made aware that Council districts must comply with federal laws of equality
in voting, as mandated by the 14th and 15
th
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the 1965
Voti ng Rights Act. The 14th Amendment mandates that districts be of nearly equal population. The
Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment also prohibits using race as the predominant factor
in districting. The intentional segregation of voters based on race in a manner that lessens the
weight of their vote is illegal. The 15
th
Amendment prohibits abridging the right to vote based on
race. The Voting Rights Act enforces the 15
th
Amendment and prohibits the denial of equal
opportunity to participate in the political process and elect candidates of the voter's choice. The
Commission was instructed that the difference between the district with the fewest people and the
district with the most people may not exceed 10% of the ideal district's population without
triggering strict scrutiny by a reviewing court.
The "No Representation Without Population Act" became Maryland law in 2010 (SB 400). Under
that act, the population used for redistricting must be adjusted by counting prisoners at their last
known residences before incarceration, not at the locations of their prisons.
The Commission reviewed 20
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0 census data as it related to 2001 Council districts. The following
material was published in the Planning Department's January 2011 "Trend Sheet", which is also
attached to this report.
Demographics
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Total Population
In the last decade, Montgomery County's population grew
by
11.3 percent, gaining almost 100,000
peopJe since 2000. As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, the County's population was 971,777
in 20 10. In 2000, the population was 873,341.
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The Commission was assisted by Montgomery County Planning Department Staff, Pamela Zorich, and Jay Mukherjee.
The Commission could not have done its demographic and mapping work without their able assistance.
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COUNCIL DISTRICT POPULATION CHANGE'
Total Population 2000-2010
Council Districts
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
District 5
Total
1
2000
174.556
177,846
172,870
173,601
174,468
873,341
%
or total
20.0%
20.4%
19.8%
19.9%
20.0%
100.0%
2010
185,462
214,315
197,661
189.652
184.687
971,777
%
or total
Gain
10,906
36,469
24,791
16,051
10,219
98,436
%
change
19.1%
22.1%
20.3%
19.5%
19.0%
100.0%
6.2%
20.5%
14.3%
9.2%
5.9%
11.3%
District boundaries established 2001
Source: Census 2010 Redistricting Data (Public l.aw
94-171),
U.s. Census Bureaui prepared
by
Montgomery
County Planning Department, M-NCPPC.
The County's population grew more diverse over the last decade, becoming a majority minority
county for the first time. Some 50.7 percent of the population was either non-white or Hispanic.
Hispanics were the largest minority group, comprising 17.0 percent of the population. African
Americans, comprising 16.6 percent of the population, were the second largest minority.
All Council districts gained population between 2000 and 2010; however, the amount of
population gro\Vth in each Council district was different. Council District 2 had the greatest
increase (20.5 percent),' gaining 36,469 people between 2000 and 2010. GelUlantown and
Clarksburg, two of the County's fastest-growing communities, accounted for 86 percent of the
population increase in District 2. Council Districts 1 and 5 each grew by about 6 percent. District
I added 10,906 people, to total 185,462; District 5, the County's least populated district at 184,687,
gained 10,219 people.
Demographics
Race and Ethnicity
The five Council districts reflect the increasing diversity that characterizes Montgomery County in
2010. Except for District 1, all Council districts are majority minority districts when white
Hispanic populations are included as a minority population. The highest concentration of
minorities, at 61.4 percent, was in District
S.
Hispanic populations make up more than
25
percent
of the popUlation in District 5. The highest concentration of African-Americans was in District 4,
where that population accounted for more than 25 percent of the District's population. The total
minority popUlation in District
4
was 60.4 percent. District 3 had the highest concentration of
Asians and Pacific Islanders 20.7 percent.
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2000 Council Districts with 2010 Population
: Total
Population
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!
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Hispanic or
Lalmo
.....
-.~
Black
I District 1
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District 2
!
District 3
District 4
i
District 5
LI2tai
All
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185,462
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214,315
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197,661
189,652
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184,687
. '},71,777
!
Asian &
f:>acific
Islander
,
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Other Race , Total
• Minority
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Non-
• Hispanic
White
i
7,887
13,869
36,422
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33,525
23,757
35,775
48,342
35,152
i
45,281
I
47,077
I
165,161
.~_161,689
!
I
22,339
31,572
40,972
25,084
15,137
135,104
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5,319
7,176
6,509
5,998
5,819
30,821
136,048
49,414
108,695 105,620
90,648
107,013
75,076
114,576
71,373
.113,314
493,012 . 478,765
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!
Total
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Population
%
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Hispanic or
1%
i
, Latino
Black
%
Asian &
Pacific
Islander
%
Other Race
%
Total
Minority
!
Non­
!
Hispanic
%
White
%
i
District 1
• District 2
: District 3
i
District 4
• District 5
i
Total
All
[l()O.O
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
• 100.0
7.5
!
15.6
}8.1
18.5
25.5
' 17.0
4.3
17.0
12.0
25.5
24.5
i
16.6
12.0
14.7
20.7
13.2
8.2
13.9
2.9
3.3
3.3
3.2
3.2
• 3.2
26.6
50.7
54.1
60.4
!
61.4
50.7
73.4
i
49.3
45.9
i
39.6
' 38.6
49.3
.. District boundaries established 2001
Source: Census
2010
Redistricting Data (Public I.aw
94-171),
M-NCPPC.
u.s.
Census Bureau; prepared
by
Montgomery County Planning Department,
Demographics
Adjustments for Prison Populations
State law (SB 400, enacted in 2010) requires redistricting in Maryland to use population numbers
that allocate prisoners to their last residences before incarceration. People incarcerated from out-of­
state were excluded from the adjusted population numbers. That adjustment increased the County's
population by 561 people; which amounted to .06 percent of the population. AU Council districts
gained population by that adjustment. The adjustment did not change individual Council district
populations by more than 151 people. The target population for new Counci1 districts is 194,468.
This is equal to the County's total adjusted population divided by 5.
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Council District'
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
District 5
County Total
Target District
(adjusted)
Maximum
%
Variation
Average
%
Variation
Total
Population
2000
2000
%
174,556
177,846
172,870
173,601
174,468
873,341
20.0
20.4
19,8
19.9
20.0
100.0
194,468
15.2%
4,8%
2010
185,482
214,315
197,661
189,652
184,687
971,777
2010
Adjusted
2
185,474
214,466
197,789
189,774
184,835
972,338
2010
Adjusted
2
%
19.1
22.1
20.3
19.5
19.0
100,0
%
Variation
Difference
from Target from Target
-8,994
19,998
3,321
-4,694
-9,633
-4.6
10.3
1.7
-2.4
-5,0
Source: Adjusted 2010 Redistricting Data, Maryland Dept. of Planning; Redistricting Data (PL
94-171)
2000
&
2010
Census, US. Census Bureau; Center for Research
&
Infonnation Systems, prepared
by
Montgomery County
Department of Planning. M-NCPPC
(3/23/11).
Current Counci I Districts adopted in 200 I.
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for the purposes of Congressional, State, and local redistricting, the U.S. Census Redistricting data must be adjusted by the State
of Maryland pursuant to the Maryland law passed in 2010, the "No Representation Without Population Act" (SB 400, HB 496).
Generally, the law requires that the census data must be adjusted to reassign Maryland residents in correctional institutions to their
last known address and to exclude out-of-state residents in correctional institutions from redistricting. The adjusted counts used for
redistricting were cenitied by the Secretaries of the Maryland Depanment of Planning and the Department of Public Safety and
Corrcctional Services, and the Executive Director of the Department of Legislative Services, on March 22, 2011.
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Matching Demographics and Election Law
Council district boundaries must change. The 20 lO popUlation of District 2 is 10.3
%
over the
"target" district population of 194,468. Council District 5's 2010 population was 5.0% below the
target population. The total difference between the district with the most population and the district
with the least population was more than 15% of the target population; any difference larger than 10
percent is too far from the principle of one man, one vote to be sustained.
Commission-Recommended Redistricting Plan
The following map depicts the Redistricting Plan recommended
by the Commission.
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2011 Redistricting Plan
Submitted by the Redistricting Commission
Approved
by
the Commission
September 9, 2011
(ouncll
Districts
Tol~1
Adjulled
Population
Delliation
17fiJ
PI>i>ulatil>n
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Deviation
OQl
Adjusted
Population
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0
0
1
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192,4JS
194.436
194.841
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Rationale
The Commission's Redistricting Plan is based on the following:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
The districts are substantially equal in population, using census data as adjusted for the
original residents of prison population.
The districts are compact.
The districts are contiguous.
The Plan keeps all municipalities in single districts.
The Plan puts the unincorporated areas of Germantown, Clarksburg, Montgomery
Village, Olney, Wheaton, Four Corners, Burtonsville, White Oak, Fairland, and Potomac
in single districts.
The Plan puts residents along River Road and Route 29 into single districts.
The Plan uses 2010 precincts as its building blocks to districts.
6)
7)
The Commission's Plan was supported in public testimony by the League of Woman voters. The
Commission Plan equalized popUlation to a greater degree than an alternative plan considered by
the Commission (the Kahwaty Plan) and created more compact districts.
The Commission's Plan keeps Germantown in a single district whereas the Kahwaty Plan would
have split Germantown north and south of Route 118.
Both the Commission's plan and the Kahwaty plan rejected the testimony of the Greater Olney
Civic Association to keep Olney split between Council Districts.
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Proposed District Demographics
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Total Adjusted Population
Population in Proposed Districts
(adjusted population)
2011 Proposed
Districts
l
Council District
District 1
District 2
District
3
District 4
District 5
County Total
Adjusted
2
%
Difference
from
Target
%
Variation
from
Target
196,230
192,408
194,406
194,841
194,453
972,338
20.2%
19.8%
20,0%
20.0%
20.0%
100.0%
1,762
·2,060
-62
373
-15
0.91%
-1.06%
-0.03%
0.19%
-0.01%
Target District
3
population
4
Maximum
%
Variation
Average
%
Variation!;
194,468
1.97%
0.44%
Source: Montgomery County Commission on Council Redistrictfng; Adjusted 2010 Redistricting Data, Mary/and Dept. of Planning;
Redistricting Data (PL
94-171) 2000
U.S. Census, U.s. Census Bureau; Center for Research
&
Information Systems, Montgomery
County Deportment of Planning. M·NCPPC
(9Il2/H).
Proposed
2011
County Council Redistricting Plan approved by the Redistricting CommiSSion on
September
9,2011.
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the purposes of Congressional, State, and local redistricting, the U.S. Census Redistricting data must
be adjusted by the State of Maryland pursuant to the Maryland law passed in
2010,
the "No
Representation Without Population Act" (SB
400,
HB
496).
Generally, the law requires that the census
data must be adjusted to reassign Maryland residents in correctional institutions to their last known
address and to exclude out-of-state residents in correctional institutions from redistricting.
The adjusted counts used for redistricting were certified
by
the Secretaries of the Maryland Department
of Planning and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and the Executive Director of
the Department of Legislative Services, on March 22,
2011.
3Target district population is the total prisoner-adjusted County population, divided equally among the
five Council districts. Under this formula, each district has a target population of
194,468.
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2
For
Maximum percentage variation is the sum of the absolute values of percentage variation of the two
districts which are most over-represented and most under-represented. In this case, the district with the
largest population, District
1,
exceeds the ideal by
.91%,
and the district with the smallest population,
District
2,
differs by
-1.06%.
Summing the absolute values equals
1.97%,
which is the maximum
percentage variation.
S
Average
percentage variation is the sum of the absolute values of each district's percentage variation
from the ideal divided by the number of districts.
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Proposed District Demographics
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Race and Ethnicity
For purposes of description and not as the primary consideration in proposing new district
boundaries, the Redistricting Commission provides the following information on race and
ethnicity for its submitted Redistricting Plan.
The highest concentration of minority
populations, at 65 percent, will be in District- 5. African American populations make up almost
32 percent of the population in the District. That will be the highest concentration of African
Americans. The highest concentration of Hispanic populations will be in District 4, where those
populations will account for 25 percent of the District's population. The total minority
population in District 4 will be 58.6 percent. District 3 will have the highest concentration of
Asians and Pacific Islanders - 18.9 percent. District 1 will continue to have the highest non­
Hispanic white population - 147,701 people, comprising 75 percent of the District.
Proposed
2011
Council
District'
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
District 5
Total
Adjusted 2010
Population
2010 Population
Hispanic
(not
Adjusted)
%of
district
196,230
192,408
194,406
194,841
194,453
972,338
196,214
192,264
194,290
194,703
194,306
971,777
13,143
32,515
33,385
48,590
37,765
165,398
6.7%
16.9%
17.2%
25.0%
19.4%
17.0%
Non - Hispanic (not adjusted)
Proposed
2011
Council
District
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
District 5
Total
Black or
African
American
Asian
&
Pacific
Islander
White
% of district
%of
district
%of
district
Other
Race
%of
district
147,701
85,980
96,419
80,548
68,117
478,765
75.3%
44.7%
49.6%
41.4%
35.1%
49.3%
8,429
34,173
21,753
35,799
61,535
161,689
4.3%
17.8%
11.2%
18.4%
31.7%
16.6%
21,373
32,843
36,671
23,780
20,437
135,104
10.9%
17.1%
18.9%
12.2%
10.5%
13.9%
5,568
6,753
6,062
5,986
6,452
30,821
2.8%
3.5%
3.1%
3.1%
3.3%
3.2%
Source: Montgomery County Commission on Council Redistricting; Adjusted 2010 Redistricting Doto, Morylond Dept. of Plonning; Redistricting
Dota (PL
94·171)
2000 U.S. Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Center for Research
&
Information Systems, Montgomery County Department of
Planning. M·NCPPC
(9/12/11).
Proposed Districts by 2010 Precincts
The list of2010 precincts in each proposed Council district is as follows:
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2011 Redistricting Plan Proposed by Montgomery County's Commission on Redistricting*
Adjusted 2010 Precinct Population by Proposed Council Districts: Montgomery County, MD
Proposed 2011 Council Districts
1
Precinct
Population
Precinct
2
Population
Precinct
3
Population
!
,
4
Precinct
Population
Precinct
5
Population
3-1
3-2
4-4
4-8
4-10
4-12
4-13
4-17
4-18
4-31
4-32
6-2
6-9
6-12
7-1
7-2
7-3
7-4
7-5
7-6
7-7
7-8
7-9
7-10
7-11
7-12
7-13
7-15
7-16
7-17
7-18
7-19
7-20
7-21
7-22
7-23
7-24
7-25
7-26
7-27
7-28
7-30
7-31
7-32
10-1
3,495
2,805
4,082
4,128
3,782
4,522
2,695
2,814
4,316
4,393
1,847
3,036
2,597
2,935
2,623
2,487
3,773
5,461
2,678
2,836
2,605
4,340
3,705
4,279
4,556
3,712
4,614
4,465
2,626
2,627
3,224
3,124
3,436
1,536
2,927
4,308
3,256
3,086
5,734
2,361
2,474
1,232
1,411
1,685
1,996
1-2
1-3
1-6
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
2-9
2-10
2-11
6-1
6-4
6-5
6-6
6-7
6-10
6-11
6-13
6-14
9-5
9-7
9-8
9-9
9-11
9-12
9-17
9-18
9-19
9-21
9-22
9-23
9-25
9-26
9-29
9-30
9-34
9-38
11-0
12-1
12-2
12-3
4,769
4,185
2,579
6,876
4,993
3,792
5,541
4,668
3,097
520
5,025
2,187
2,359
7,119
2,916
3,021
2,778
4,243
5,199
5,349
7,338
2,523
2,231
2,740
7,948
8,692
3,332
3,983
4,213
1,493
5,485
3,952
3,695
3,512
2,464
3,510
4,813
4,052
4,348
5,913
2,738
2,258
3,033
3,414
5,099
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-5
4-6
4-7
4-9
4-14
4-16
4-19
4-20
4-21
4-22
4-23
4-24
4-25
4-26
4-27
4-28
4-30
4-34
6-3
6-8
8-3
9-1
9-2
9-3
9-6
9-10
9-13
9-14
9-15
9-16
9-20
9-24
9-27
9-28
9-31
9-32
9-33
9-35
9-36
13-45
13-46
13-51
6,544
4,168
5,787
5,358
3,810
4,442
2,413
6,549
3,740
2,949
3,834
3,561
­
3,456
4,679
2,984
2,604
2,022
2,405
6,083
2,378
3,305
5,064
3,5~1
3,707
5,737
4,734
6,701
2,688
4,833
3,284
4,267
7,924
3,581
3,418
4,867
1,313
4,319
8,037
3,797
6,283
2,930
3,025
3,016
4,123
1-1
1-4
1-5
4-15
5-9
5-16
5-22
8-1
8-2
8-4
8-5
8-6
8-7
8-8
8-9
8-10
8-11
8-12
8-13
9-4
9-37
13-1
13-2
13-20
13-25
13-27
13-28
13-29
13-30
13-32
13-33
13-35
13-36
13-37
13-40
13-41
13-43
13-44
13-48
13-49
13-53
13-55
13-56
13-57
13-59
3,284
3,340
3,925
7,039
4,903
4,229
1,922
4,499
5,218
1,716
3,378
5,069
2,386
3,662
4,616
2,854
3,983
3,850
2,531
5,155
3,473
3,443
4,392
2,614
6,649
4,548
3,686
5,373
6,204
-5,406
2,776
5,084
5,575
4,104
3,376
2,165
3,666
6,192
3,781
4,256
2,579
4,769
2,382
2,024
2,410
5-1
5-2
5-3
5-4
5-5
5-6
5-7
5-8
5-10
5-11
5-12
5-13
5-14
5-15
5-17
5-18
5-19
5-20
5-21
5-23
5-24
13-4
13-5
13-6
13-7
13-8
13-9
13-10
13-11
13-12
13-13
13-14
13-15
13-16
13-17
13-18
13-19
13-21
13-22
13-23
13-24
13-31
13-42
13-47
13-50 .
4,947
5,287
2,752
1,529
3,067
5,968
1,366
2,604
4,024
4,949
5,384
9,948
8,114
4,559
4,968
2,235
4,362
3,860
7,196
3,222
3,623
3,097
3,853
3,168
3,246
3,793
2,644
2,531
4,423
1,826
4,819
2,577
5,727
4,437
2,264
4,464
3,026
4,007
8,341
3,362
2,959
2,498
2,069
5,298
3,043
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2011 Redistricting Plan Proposed by Montgomery County's Commission on Redistricting·
Adjusted 2010 Precinct Population by Proposed Council Districts: Montgomery County, MD
Proposed 2011 Council Districts
1
2
3
4
5
3,180
2,707
3,045
7,423
13-58
13-65
13-66
13-67
13-68
3,498
3,165
985
2,310
3,059
10-2
10-3
10-4
10-5
10-6
10-7
10-9
10-10
10-11
10-12
10-13
13-3
13-26
13-34
13-38
13-39
Total
%of
County
3,525
3,097
1,982
3,080
3,137
3,755
3,546
3,652
2,722
4,069
2,282
2,678
1,784
3,367
3,836
3,094
196,230
20.2%
12-4
12-5
3,209
5,204
13-52
13-54
13-69
2,900
4,245
2,951
13-61
13-62
13-63
13-64
192,408
19.8%
194,406
20.0%
I
I
194,841
20.0%
194,453
20.0% .
*
Proposed 2011 County Council Redistricting Plan approved by the Montgomery County's Commission on Redistricting
Sept 9, 2011.
Source: Adjusted 2010 Redistricting Data. Maryland Department of Plat'lning; Center for Research & Information Systems, Montgomery County
Department of Planning, M-NCPPC (9/19/11).
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Proposed District Descriptions
The boundaries of the five (5) Council districts required under Section 16 of the County Charter
are as follows.
District 1:
The southern boundary of District 1 begins at the junction of the boundary lines of
Montgomery County, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Fairfax County, Virginia; then
northwesterly, meandering along the west bank of the Potomac River, the boundary line of
Montgomery County and Fairfax County; then continuing northwesterly, meandering along the
Potomac River, to the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and Loudoun County
(Virginia); then continuing northwesterly and northeasterly along the western boundary of the
Potomac River to its junction with the boundary of Montgomery County, Maryland and
Frederick County, Maryland; then northeasterly along said boundary line to its junction with the
center line of Dickerson Road (MD Route 28); then southeasterly and southwesterly along the
center line of said road, continuing as Darnestown Road (MD Route 28); then continuing
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Turkey
Foot Road; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Travilah Road; then easterly and northeasterly along the center line of said road to its
junction with center line of Piney Meetinghouse Road; then southerly along the center line of
said road to its intersection with the Potomac Electric Power Company right-of-way; then
southeasterly along said right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of Falls Road (MD
Route 189); then easterly to its junction with the center line of Montrose Road; then easterly
along the center Iine of said road and a straight line of prolongation to its junction with the center
line of Rockville Pike (MD Route 355); then northwesterly along the center line of said road to
its intersection with the center line of Halpine Road and a line of prolongation to the center line
of the CSX Railroad right-of-way; then southeast along the center line of said right-of-way to its
intersection with the municipal boundary of the Town of Kensington; then northeasterly and east
along said municipal boundary line to the center line of Connecticut Avenue (MD Route 185);
then north along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Lawrence
Avenue; then east along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of
University Boulevard West (MD Route 193); then northeasterly along the center line of said road
to its intersection with the center line of Drumm Avenue; then southwesterly along the center
line of said road and continuing south along a line of prolongation to its junction with the center
line of Meredith Avenue (at Oberon Street); then south along the center line of Meredith Avenue
to its intersection with the center line of Edgewood Road; then westerly along the center line of
said road and a line of prolongation to the center line of the CSX Railroad right-of-way; then
continuing southeasterly along said right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of
Brookville Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Lyttonsville Place; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its
intersection with the center line of the Georgetown Branch Trail; then southwesterly along the
center line of said trail to its junction with Brookville Access Road; then southwest along the
center line of Brookville Access Road to its junction with the center line of Grubb Road; then
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of East
West Highway (MD Route 410); then northeasterly, easterly and northeasterly along the center
line of said road to its junction with the center line of Rosemary Hills Drive; then southeasterly
along a line of prolongation from the center line of said road to its intersection with the boundary
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line of Montgomery County, Maryland and the District of Columbia; then southwesterly along
said boundary line to the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland, the District of
Columbia and Fairfax County, Virginia, the point of beginning.
District
2:
The southern boundary of District 2 begins at the junction of the center line of Lake
Winds Way and the center line of Travilah Road; then westerly along the center line of said road
to its junction with the center line of Turkey Foot Road; then northwesterly along the center line
of said road to its junction with the center line of Darnestown Road (MD Route 28); then
southwesterly and northwesterly along the center line of said road, continuing northeasterly and
northwesterly as Dickerson Road (MD Route 28) to the boundary line of Montgomery County,
Maryland and Frederick County, Maryland; then northeasterly along said county boundary line
to the point at Parrs Spring where the boundary lines of Montgomery County, Maryland,
Frederick County, Maryland, and Howard County, Maryland converge; then southwesterly and
southeasterly along the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and Howard County,
Maryland following the center line of the Patuxent River to its intersection with the center line
of Mullinix Mill Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with
the center line of Damascus Road (MD Route 108); then southeasterly along the center line of
said road to its junction with the center line of Jar! Drive; then southwesterly along the center
line of said road and a line of prolongation to its junction with the center line of Great Seneca
Creek; then meandering southeasterly and southwesterly along the center line of said creek to its
intersection with the center line of Woodfield Road (MD Route 124); then southwesterly along
the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of the north end of Hadley Fanus
Drive; then westerly, southerly and southeasterly along a line encompassing all of the streets
connected to Hadley Fanus Drive to the junction of said line with the center line of Cabin
Branch Tributary at a point east and south of Boxberry Terrace; then meandering southwesterly
along the center line of said tributary to its intersection with the center line of Snouffer School
Road; then southeasterly along said road to its intersection with the center line of Flower Hill
Way; then southerly and southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Woodfield Road (MD Route 124); then southwesterly along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Emory Grove Road; then northwesterly along said
road to its intersection with the center line of Goshen Road; then south along the center line of
said road to its intersection with the center line ofOdend'hal Avenue; then west along the center
line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Lost Knife Road; then northwest along
the center line of said road to its junction with Montgomery Village Avenue (MD Route 124);
then southwest along said road to the municipal boundary of the City of Gaithersburg to the
center line of Watkins Mill Road; then southwest along said road to the municipal boundary and
its junction at the center Iine of Whetstone Run; then meandering southwesterly and northerly
along the center line of said run to its intersection with the municipal boundary line of the City of
Gaithersburg; then northwesterly and southwest along said municipal boundary line and
intersecting with the Potomac Electric Power Company right-of-way to its junction with the
center line of Old Game Preserve Road; then northwesterly along the center line of said road to
its junction with the center line of Arrowsmith Court; then northwesterly along the center line of
said road to its junction with the center line of Game Preserve Road; then southwesterly along
the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of North Frederick Avenue
(MD Route 355); then northerly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the
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center line of Great Seneca Creek; then meandering westerly and southerly along the center line
of said creek to its intersection with the center line of the Potomac Electric Power Company
right-of-way; then southeasterly along the center line of said right-of-way to its intersection with
the center line of Darnestown Road (MD Route 28); then easterly along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Dufief Mill Road; then southwesterly along the
center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Lake Winds Way; then southerly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Travilah Road, the point of
beginning.
District
3:
The southwestern boundary of District 3 begins at the center line of the Potomac
Electric Power Company right-of-way and the center line of Piney Meetinghouse Road; then
northeasterly and northerly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of
Travilah Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Lake Winds Way; then northwesterly along the center line of said road to its
junction with the center line of Dufief Mill Road; then northeasterly along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Darnestown Road (MD Route 28); then northwesterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of the Potomac Electric
Power Company right-of-way; then northwesterly along the center line of said right-of-way to its
intersection with the center line of Great Seneca Creek; then meandering northeasterly along the
center line of said creek to its intersection with the center line of Frederick Road (MD Route
355); then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line
of Game Preserve Road; then northeast along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Arrowsmith Court; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its
junction with the center line of Old Game Preserve Road; then southeasterly along the center line
of said road to its junction with the northwestern municipal boundary line of the City of
Gaithersburg and the Potomac Electric Power Company right-of-way; then north and easterly
along said municipal boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Watkins Mill Road;
then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the municipal boundary
(south of Whetstone Run); then southeasterly and south along said municipal boundary line to its
intersection with the center line of Montgomery Village Avenue (MD Route 124); then
northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Lost Knife
Road; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with Odend'hal
Avenue; then east along the center line of Odend'hal Avenue to its junction with the center line
of Goshen Road; then north along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center
line of Emory Grove Road; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection
with the center line of Woodfield Road (MD Route 124); then southwesterly along the center
line of said road to its junction with the center line of Midcounty Highway; then southeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Shady Grove Road; then
northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Muncaster
Mill Road (Md. Route 115); then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction
with the center line of Norbeck Road (MD Route 28); then east along the center line of said road
to its junction with a line of prolongation to the northeastern boundary of Leisure World of
Maryland (Corporate Mutual 16); then southeasterly, southwesterly and westerly along said
corporate boundary line to its junction with the center line of Georgia Avenue (MD Route 97);
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then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Aspen
Hill Road; then west and southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with
Veirs Mill Road (MD Route 586); then northwest along the center line of said road to its
intersection with the center line of Rock Creek; then southeasterly meandering along the center
line of said creek to its junction with the southern boundary line of Rock Creek Park; then west,
north and west along said park boundary line to its junction with the southeast corner of the
boundary line of Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery; then westerly and northerly along said
cemetery boundary to its junction with the center line of an unnamed creek; then northwesterly
meandering along said creek to a line of prolongation to the center line of Fishers Lane; then
west along the center line of said road and a line of prolongation to the center line of Halpine
Road; then southwest along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of
Rockville Pike (MD Route 355); then southeasterly along the center line said road to its junction
with a line of prolongation to the center line of Montrose Road; then westerly along the center
line of said road to its junction with the center line of Falls Road (MD Route 189); then
southwesterly along the center Iine of said road to its junction with the center line of the Potomac
Electric Power Company right-of-way; then northwesterly along the center line of said right-of­
way to the center line of Piney Meetinghouse Road, the point of beginning.
District
4: The southeastern boundary of District 4 begins at the junction of the center line of
Ednor Road and the center line of the Patuxent River, the boundary line of Montgomery County,
Maryland and Howard County, Maryland; then northwesterly meandering along said county
boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Mullinix Mill Road; then southwesterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Damascus Road (MD
Route 108); then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Jar! Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center Line of Great Seneca Creek; then east and southwesterly meandering along the center line
of said creek to its intersection with the center line of Woodfield Road (MD Route 124); then
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its north junction with the center line of Hadley
Farms Drive; then westerly, southerly and southeasterly along a line encompassing all streets
connected to Hadley Farms Drive to a junction with the center line of Cabin Branch Tributary at
a point south of Boxberry Terrace; then meandering southwesterly along the center line of said
tributary to its intersection with the center line of Snouffer School Road; then southeasterly along
the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Flower Hill Way; then
southwesterly and southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the
center line of Woodfield Road (MD Route 124); then southwest along the center 1ine of said road
to its junction with the center line of Midcounty Highway; then southeasterly along the center
line of said road to its junction with the center line of Shady Grove Road; then northeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Muncaster Mill Road (MD
Route 115); then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center
line of Norbeck Road (MD Route
28);
then east along the center line of said road to its junction
with a line of prolongation to the northeastern boundary of Leisure World of Maryland
(Corporate Mutual 16); then southeasterly, southwesterly and westerly along said corporate
boundary line to its junction with the center line of Georgia Avenue (MD Route 97); then
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Aspen Hill
Road; then west and southwesterly along the center Iine of said road to its junction with the
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center line ofVeirs Mill Road (MD Route
586);
then northwest along the center line of said road
to its intersection with the center line of Rock Creek; then meandering southeasterly along the
center line of said creek to its junction with the southern boundary line of Rock Creek Park; then
west, north and south along said park boundary line to its junction with Parklawn Memorial Park
Cemetery continuing west along said cemetery boundary line; then southwest, northwest and
north along said cemetery boundary line to its junction with the center line of an unnamed creek;
then meandering west along the center line of said creek to the center line of Fishers
Lane~
then
west along the center line of said road and a line of prolongation to the center line of the CSX
Railroad right-of-way; then continuing southeasterly along the center line of said right-of-way to
its junction with the center line of Summit Avenue; then northeast along the center line of said
road to its junction with the municipal boundary of the Town of Kensington; then northeast and
east along said municipal boundary line to its intersection with Connecticut Avenue (MD Route
185);
then north along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of
Lawrence Avenue; then east along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line
of University Boulevard West (MD Route 193); then northeasterly along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Drumm Avenue; then southwesterly along the center
line of said road and a line of prolongation to the center line of Drumm Avenue to its intersection
with the center line of Plyers Mill Road; then east along the center line of said road to its
intersection with the center line of Georgia Avenue (MD Route 97); then southeast along the
center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Dennis Avenue; then easterly
along the center line of said road to the center line of Sligo Creek; then northerly meandering
along the center line of said creek to its junction with the center line of University Boulevard
West (MD Route 193); then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with a
line of extended prolongation (at Arcola Avenue) following said line northeasterly and
southeasterly to its junction with the center line of Northwest Branch; then northerly meandering
along the center line of said branch to a line of prolongation and its convergence with the center
line of Springbrook Drive; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction
with the center line of Warrenton Drive; then northeasterly along the center line of said road to
its junction with New Hampshire Avenue (MD Route
650);
then north along the center line of
said road to its junction with the center line of Norwood Road; then northwesterly along the
center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Ednor Road; then northeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of the Patuxent River, the
boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and Howard County, Maryland, the point of
beginning.
The southwestern boundary of District 5 begins at the boundary line of
Montgomery County, Maryland and the District of Columbia (at Rosemary Hills
Drive)~
then
continuing northwest along a line of prolongation to its junction with the center line of East West
Highway (M D Route
410);
then west along the center line of said road to its intersection with the
center line of Grubb Road; then northwest along the center line of said road to its junction with
the center line of Brookville Access Road; then north along the center line of Brookville Access
Road to its junction with the center line of Georgetown Branch Trail; then northeasterly along
the center line of said trail to its intersection with the center line of Lyttonsville Place; then
northwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Brookville
Road; then nOltheasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line
District
5:
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of the CSX Railroad right-of-way; then northwesterly along the center line of said right-of-way
and a line of prolongation east to the center line of Edgewood Road; then east along the center
line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Meredith Avenue; then north along the
center line of said road and a line of prolongation (at Oberon Street) to the center line of Drumm
A venue; then northwesterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center
line of Plyers Mill Road; then east along the center line of said road to its intersection with the
center line of Georgia A venue (MD Route 97); then southeasterly along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Dennis Avenue; then easterly along the center line
of said road to the center line of Sligo Creek; then northerly meandering along the center line of
said creek to its junction with the center line of University Boulevard West (MD Route 193);
then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with a line of prolongation (at
Arcola A venue); then northeasterly along the center line of said line of prolongation extending
northeasterly to its junction with the center line of Northwest Branch; then northerly meandering
along the center line of said branch to a line of prolongation easterly to the center line of
Springbrook Drive; then easterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Warrenton Drive; then northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with
the center line of New Hampshire Avenue (MD Route 650); then north along the center line of
said road to its junction with the center line of Norwood Road; then northwesterly along the
center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Ednor Road; then northeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of the Patuxent River, the
boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and Howard County, Maryland; then
southeasterly meandering along said river, the county boundary line, to its junction with the
boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George's County, Maryland; then
southwesterly along said county boundary line, continuing as said county boundary to its
junction with the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and the District of Columbia
(Eastern Avenue); then northwest and southwest along said county boundary line to a point of
prolongation from East West Highway (at Rosemary Hills Drive), the point of beginning.
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Minority Statement
The Montgomery County Redistricting Commission (the "Commission") recommended a
redistricting map to County Council based on a 5-4 vote. There were two proposed maps before
the Commission, one proposed by Don Spence and the other by Henry Kahwaty. Commissioner
Spence's proposed map was approved by the 5-4 vote, and Commissioner Kahwaty's proposed
map was rejected on an identical 5-4 vote. Mr. Spence's proposed redistricting map was
approved by the Democratic Commissioners, and Dr. Kahwaty's proposed map was approved by
Republican Commissioners.
The Commission had great, but unrealized, potential to develop a map that best represents the
interests of Montgomery County's citizens. lnstead of working in a collaborative process and
carefuJly considering public input, the Commission made no adjustments to Mr. Spence's initial
proposal based on ideas from other Commissioners or the community. In fact, the Commission
did not even consider making any adjustments to Mr. Spence's map based on comments from the
public. As a result, the Commission's process was little more than a mask for a plan developed
behind closed doors by one or several members of the Democratic majodty. The Commission
gave a veneer of public input and deliberative process to what was essentially a plan devised out
of public view and without any public input. Furthermore, the map approved by the Commission
combined areas together that Jack common local interests, which weakens the ability of
Montgomery County citizens to have their interests represented before County government.
The Commission's Public Hearings
The Commission held two public hearings
to
solicit comments on redistricting. One session was
held before proposed maps were released. This meeting was intended to gather public input on
map design and strategy. A second hearing was held after the two proposed maps were released.
The stated purpose of this second hearing was to gather comments on the specific maps
proposed. The Commission's final map did not reflect any of the public comments received, and
indeed the Commission never discussed or otherwise considered the public comments received at
the second hearing. In particular, no revisions to the map were made based on substantive public
comments, and no revisions were even considered or discussed. We conclude that the public
hearing process had no purpose and was actually more of a show than a serious effort to gather
input from Montgomery County residents.
The Spence Map Adopted by the Commission
Mr. Spence characterized his map as a way to group together "communities of interest" in
Montgomery County. Interestingly, he only adopted this language after Dr. Kahwaty used this
term to describe his proposed redistricting map.
Mr. Spence proposed, and the Commission adopted, a map that creates a district in the western
part of the County. Mr. Spence described this as a "community of interest" along the Potomac.
It
is hard to see, however, how combining Poolesville and Bethesda into one district creates a
"community of interest". Do these very different areas face the same local concerns?
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Mr. Spence also proposed, and the Commission adopted, a district starting with Wheaton and
running to the north through Olney and Brookeville. This district's common feature was
apparently Georgia Avenue, a road and not a river as with the Bethesda/Poolesville district. Mr.
Spence indicated that this was another community of interest. We fail to see, however, the local
concerns that bind these areas together as a "community of interest". There are many local
issues that are of concern to Montgomery County residents, such as traffic, public safety, and
school quality. No reasoned analysis of local pubUc safety or other local concerns has been
offered to justify combining Wheaton and Olney as a "community of interest". As such, we
conclude that this description is really nothing more than window dressing.
The Kahwaty Map Rejected by the Commission
Dr. Kahwaty proposed a more dramatic restructuring of County Council districts. His proposed
districts are defined around true communities of interest. His proposed "Inside the Beltway"
district combined older communities with common traffic concerns into one district. He
recommended a district centered on Rockville, and a second centered on Gaithersburg. The most
dramatic feature of his proposed map, however, was his proposal to combine together areas like
Poolesville to the west, Damascus to the north, and Brookeville and Brinklow to the east. This
district has been described as something that surrounds much of the rest of the county, which is
correct. This is exactly what
it
did. Even so, this district represented a true community of
interest.
It
has been Montgomery County policy for many years to concentrate development in the center
core of the County and to surround the County with less developed areas, including the
Agricultural Reserve. Thus, Montgomery County policy created disbursed areas around the
County's perimeter that are less densely populated. Not surprisingly, these areas have common
needs and interests that are separate and distinct from those in Bethesda, downtown Silver
Spring, and the center of Rockville. Simply put, we feel that areas like Laytonsville have more
in common with places like Poolesville than with Glenmont and Wheaton, and we believe it is
appropriate to recognize this in redistricting so that these common interests have a voice in
Montgomery County government.
One criticism levied against Dr. Kahwaty's recommendation for this perimeter district was that it
was too dispersed to be served adequately by a member County Council. This cannot be
considered a serious argument: if a member of Council cannot serve 20% of the Montgomery
County population in this perimeter district, how can any at-large member of Council serve the
whole County? This is not a criticism of Dr. Kahwaty's proposed map but instead is a criticism
of the four at-large seats on Council.
We recommend the County Council closely scrutinize the map approved by the Redistricting
Commission, hold a true public hearing, adequately consider public comments, and detennine
how the interests of Montgomery County citizens can be best represented before our local
government. The political characteristics of different regions of the County may not be the
same. In a democracy, these distinctions should not be squelched but rather should be given a
voice in our political institutions.
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Bill No.
31-11
Concerning: Council
Districts
Boundaries
Revised:
9/30/2011
Draft No._1_
Introduced:
October 4, 2011
Expires:
April 4, 2013
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President Ervin
AN ACT
to revise the boundaries of Council districts.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 16, Elections
Section 16-2
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Sec. 1. Section 16-2 is amended as follows:
16-2. Boundaries of Council districts.
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The southern boundary of District 1 begins at the junction of the
boundary lines of Montgomery County (Maryland), the District of Columbia, and
Fairfax County (Virginia); then northwesterly along the boundary line of
Montgomery County and Fairfax County to a point on a line of prolongation from
Muddy Branch; then north along said line of prolongation, crossing the Potomac
River and circumscribing around the northwestern end of Watkins Island to Muddy
Branch; then meandering northerly and easterly along the center line of Muddy
Branch to its intersection with Turkey Foot Road; then easterly along the center line
of Turkey Foot Road to its junction with Travilah Road; then northeasterly along the
center line of Travilah Road to its junction with Piney Meetinghouse Road; then
southerly along the center line of Piney Meetinghouse Road to its intersection with
the right-of-way of the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) power line; then
easterly along the center line of the PEPCO right-of-way to its intersection with
Watts Branch; then meandering northeasterly along the center line of Watts Branch
to its intersection with the southern municipal boundary line of the City of Rockville;
then southeasterly along the southern municipal boundary line to its junction with the
center line of Falls Road; then southerly along the center line of Falls Road to its
intersection with the southern municipal boundary line of the City of Rockville; then
southeasterly and northeasterly along the municipal boundary line of the City of
Rockville to its junction with the center line of Seven Locks Road; then southerly
along the center line of Seven Locks Road to its intersection with the center line of
Montrose Road; then east along the center line of Montrose Road to its junction with
the municipal boundary line of the City of Rockville east of Wilmart Street; then
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northerly and easterly along the municipal boundary line to the center line of East
Jefferson Street; then north along the center line of East Jefferson Street to the
municipal boundary line of the City of Rockville; then easterly along the municipal
boundary line to the center line of Rockville Pike (Md. Route 355); then
northwesterly along the center line of Rockville Pike to its intersection with Halpine
Road; then northeasterly along the center line of Halpine Road to a point on a line of
prolongation from Fishers Lane; then easterly along said line of prolongation to
Fishers Lane; then easterly along the center line of Fishers Lane to its junction with
the western boundary line of Parklawn Cemetery; then following the western,
southern and eastern boundary lines to the junction with the Rock Creek Park
boundary line; then east, south, and again east, along the Rock Creek Park boundary
line, and east on a line of prolongation from the Rock Creek Park boundary line to
Rock Creek at a point opposite to Edgebrook Road; then meandering southeasterly
along the center line of Rock Creek to its intersection with the boundary line of
Montgomery County and the District of Columbia; then southwest along said
boundary line to its junction with the boundary lines of Montgomery County, the
District of Columbia and Fairfax County, the point of beginning.]
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The southwestern boundary of District 2 begins at the confluence
of Muddy Branch with the Potomac River; then continuing south along a line of
prolongation from Muddy Branch across the Potomac River and circumscribing
around the northwestern end of Watkins Island, to the boundary line of Montgomery
County and Fairfax County; then northwesterly and northeasterly along said
boundary line, continuing as the boundary line of Montgomery County and Loudoun
County (Virginia), to its junction with the boundary line of Montgomery County and
Frederick County (Maryland); then northeast along said boundary line, continuing as
the boundary line of Montgomery County and Carroll County (Maryland) to its
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(Maryland); then southwesterly and southeasterly along the boundary line of
Montgomery County and Howard County to its intersection with Georgia Avenue
(Md. Route 97); then southerly along the center line of Georgia Avenue to the
municipal boundary line of Brookeville; then northerly, easterly and southerly along
the municipal boundary to the center line of Brighton Dam Road; then easterly and
northeasterly along the center line of Brighton Dam Road to its intersection with the
center line of Hawlings River, then meandering southerly along the center line of
Hawlings River to its intersection with the center line of Gold Mine Road; then
northeasterly along the center line of Gold Mine Road to its junction with the center
line of New Hampshire Avenue (Md. Route 650); then southeasterly along the center
line of New Hampshire Avenue to its junction with the center line of Brooke Road;
then southwest and southeast along the center line of Brooke Road to its intersection
with the center line of Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Md. Route 108); then southwest
and northwest along the center line of Olney-Sandy Spring Road
to
its junction with
the center line of Old Baltimore Road; then south and westerly along the center line
of Old Baltimore Road to its junction with the center line of Georgia Avenue; then
southerly along the center line of Georgia Avenue to its junction with the center line
of Emory Lane; then westerly along the center line of Emory Lane to its junction
with the center line of Cashell Road; then northwesterly along the center line of
Cashell Road to its junction with the center line of Bowie Mill Road; then
northeasterly along the center line of Bowie Mill Road to its junction with the center
line of Olney-Laytonsville Road (Md. Route 108); then northwesterly along the
center line of Olney-Laytonsville Road to its junction with the center line of
Muncaster Road; then southwesterly along the center line of Muncaster Road to its
junction with the center line of Muncaster Mill Road (Md. Route 115); then
northwesterly along the center line of Muncaster Mill Road, continuing as Snouffer
School Road at Woodfield Road (Md. Route 124), to its intersection with the center
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line of Goshen Road; then south along the center line of Goshen Road to its junction
with the center line of Odend'hal Avenue; then westerly along the center line of
Odend'hal Avenue to its intersection with the southwest side of Lost Knife Road;
then northwesterly along the southwest side of Lost Knife Road to its junction with
the center line of Montgomery Village Avenue; then southwesterly along the center
line of Montgomery Village Avenue to its intersection with the municipal boundary
line of the City of Gaithersburg; then westerly, northerly, and northwesterly along the
municipal boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Watkins Mill Road;
then northeasterly along the center line of Watkins Mill Road to its intersection with
a northern municipal boundary line of the City of Gaithersburg; then northwesterly,
southwesterly, westerly, southerly, and again northwesterly along the municipal
boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Game Preserve Road; then
southerly along the center line of Game Preserve Road to its intersection with the
center line of Frederick Road (Md. Route 355); then northwesterly along the center
line of Frederick Road to its intersection with Great Seneca Creek; then meandering
southwesterly along the center line of Great Seneca Creek to its intersection with the
right-of-way of the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) power line; then
southeasterly along the center line of the PEPCO right-of-way to its intersection with
Darnestown Road (Md. Route 28); then southwesterly along the center line of
Darnestown Road to its junction with the center line of Jones Lane; then southerly
along the center line of Jones Lane to its junction with the center line of Turkey Foot
Road; then southeasterly along the center line of Turkey Foot Road to its intersection
with Muddy Branch; then meandering southwesterly along the center line of Muddy
Branch to its confluence with the Potomac River, the point of beginning.]
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Turkey Foot Road to its junction with the center line of Jones Lane; then northerly
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along the center line of Jones Lane to its junction with the center line of Darnestown
Road (Md. Route 28); then northeasterly along the center line of Darnestown Road to
the right-of-way of the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) power line; then
northwesterly along the center line of the PEPCO right-of-way to its intersection with
Great Seneca Creek; then meandering northeasterly along the center line of Great
Seneca Creek to its intersection with the center line of Frederick Road (Md. Route
355); then southeasterly along the center line of Frederick Road to its intersection
with the northern municipal boundary line of the City of Gaithersburg; then
northerly, southeasterly, again northerly, easterly, again northeasterly, and
southeasterly along the municipal boundary line to its intersection with the center line
of Watkins Mill Road; then southwesterly along the center line of Watkins Mill Road
to its intersection with the northern municipal boundary line of the City of
Gaithersburg; then southeasterly, southerly, and westerly along said municipal
boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Montgomery Village Avenue;
then northeasterly along the center line of Montgomery Village Avenue to its
junction with the southwest side of Lost Knife Road; then southeasterly along the
southwest side of Lost Knife Road to its junction with Oden'hal Avenue; then
easterly along the southern edge of Oden'hal Avenue to its intersection with the
center line of Goshen Road; then north along the center line of Goshen Road to its
junction with the center line of Snouffer School Road; then southeasterly along the
center line of Snouffer School Road, continuing as Muncaster Mill Road (Md. Route
115) at Woodfield Road (Md. Route 124), to the intersection of Muncaster Mill Road
with the North Branch of Rock Creek; then meandering southwesterly along the
center line of the North Branch of Rock Creek to its northeastern confluence with
Lake Bernard Frank; then southwesterly along the center line of Lake Bernard Frank
to its southwestern confluence with the North Branch of Rock Creek; then
meandering southwesterly along the center line of the North Branch of Rock Creek to
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its confluence with Rock Creek; then meandering southerly along the center line of
Rock Creek to a point opposite to Edgebrook Road; then west along a line of
prolongation from a southern boundary line of Rock Creek Regional park, to that
boundary line; then west, north, and again west to the eastern boundary line of
Parklawn Cemetery; then following that boundary line westerly, southwesterly,
northwesterly, again westerly, and again northwesterly to its intersection with the
center line of Fishers Lane; then westerly along the center line of Fishers Lane, and
continuing along a line of prolongation from the center line of Fishers Lane to the
center line of Halpine Road; then southwesterly along the center line of Halpine
Road; then southwesterly along the center line of Halpine Road to its intersection
with the center line of Rockville Pike (Md. Route 355); then southeasterly along the
center line of Rockville Pike to its intersection with the municipal boundary line of
the City of Rockville; then westerly along the municipal boundary line to the center
line of East Jefferson Street; then south along the center line of East Jefferson Street
to the municipal boundary line of the City of Rockville; then westerly and southerly
along the municipal boundary line to its junction with the center line of Montrose
Road; then west along the center line of Montrose Road to its intersection with the
center line of Seven Locks Road; then northerly along the center line of Seven Locks
Road to the municipal boundary line of the City of Rockville; then westerly along the
municipal boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Falls Road; then
northerly along the center line of Falls Road to its junction with the municipal
boundary line of the City of Rockville; then northwesterly along the municipal
boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Watts Branch; then
meandering southwesterly along the center line of Watts Branch to its intersection
with the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) right-of-way; then westerly
along the PEPCO right- of-way to its intersection with the center line of Piney
Meetinghouse Road; then northeasterly along the center line of Piney Meetinghouse
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the center line of Travilah Road to its junction with the center line of Turkey Foot
Road; then westerly along the center line of Turkey Foot Road to its intersection with
Muddy Branch, the point of beginning.]
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ofthe boundary line ofMontgomery County and Prince George's County (Maryland)
with Cherry Hill Road; then northwesterly along the center line of Cherry Hill Road
to Columbia Pike (U.S. Route 29); then southwesterly along the center line of
Columbia Pike, continuing as Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) at Northwest Branch,
to the intersection of Colesville Road and University Boulevard West (Md. Route
193); then northwesterly along the center line of University Boulevard West to its
junction with the center line of Arcola Avenue; then northwesterly along the center
line of Arcola Avenue to its junction with the eastern boundary line of Wheaton
Regional Park; then northerly, easterly, northeasterly, again easterly, northerly and
northeasterly along the park boundary line to its intersection with the center line of
Randolph Road; then southwesterly along the center line of Randolph Road to its
intersection with the center line of Connecticut Avenue (Md. Route 185); then
southerly along the center line of Connecticut Avenue to its intersection with the
center line ofVeirs Mill Road (Md. Route 586); then northwesterly along the center
line of Veirs Mill Road to its intersection with Rock Creek; then meandering
northerly along the center line of Rock Creek to its junction with the North Branch of
Rock Creek; then meandering northeasterly along the center line of the North Branch
of Rock Creek to its southwestern confluence with Lake Bernard Frank; then
northeasterly along the center line of Lake Bernard Frank to its northeastern
confluence with the North Branch of Rock Creek; then meandering northeasterly
along the center line of the North Branch of Rock Creek to its intersection with
Muncaster Mill Road (Md. Route 115); then northwesterly along the center line of
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northeasterly along the center line of Muncaster Road to its junction with the center
line of Olney-Laytonsville Road (Md. Route 108); then southeasterly along the center
line of Olney-Laytonsville Road to its junction with the center line of Bowie Mill
Road; then southwesterly along the center line of Bowie Mill Road to its junction
with the center line of Cashell Road; then southeasterly along the center line of
Cashell Road to its junction with the center line of Emory Lane; then easterly along
the center line of Emory Lane to its intersection with the center line of Georgia
Avenue (Md. Route 97); then northerly along the center line of Georgia Avenue to its
intersection with the center line of Old Baltimore Road; then easterly and northerly
along the center line of Old Baltimore Road to its junction with the center line of
Olney-Sandy Spring Road; then southeasterly and northeasterly along the center line
of Olney-Sandy Spring Road to its junction with the center line of Brooke Road; then
northwesterly and northeasterly along the center line of Brooke Road to its junction
with the center line of New Hampshire Avenue (Md. Route 650); then northwesterly
along the center line of New Hampshire Avenue to its junction with the center line of
Gold Mine Road; then southwesterly along the center line of Gold Mine Road to its
intersection with the center line of Hawlings River; then meandering northerly along
the center line of Hawlings River to its intersection with Brighton Dam Road; then
southwesterly and westerly along the center line of Brighton Dam Road to its
junction with the municipal boundary line of Brookeville; then northerly, westerly,
and southerly along the municipal boundary line to its intersection with Georgia
Avenue; then northerly along the center line of Georgia Avenue to its intersection
with the boundary line of Montgomery County and Howard County; then
southeasterly along said boundary line to its junction with the boundary line of
Montgomery County and Prince George's County; then southwesterly along said
boundary line to its intersection with Cherry Hill Road, the point of beginning.]
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[District
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begins at the junction of the
boundary lines of Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and the District of
Columbia; then northwest along the boundary line of Montgomery County and the
District of Columbia to the northernmost apex of the District of Columbia; then
southwest along said boundary line to its intersection with Rock Creek; then
meandering westerly and northwesterly along the center line of Rock Creek to its
intersection with Veirs Mill Road (Md. Route
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then southeast along the center
line of Veirs Mill Road to its intersection with the center line of Connecticut Avenue
(Md. Route
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then northerly along the center line of Connecticut Avenue to its
intersection with the center line of Randolph Road; then northeasterly along the
center line of Randolph Road to its junction with the eastern boundary line of
Wheaton Regional Park; then southeasterly, southerly, westerly, southwesterly, again
westerly, and again southerly along that boundary line to its junction with Arcola
Avenue; then southeasterly along the center line of Arcola Avenue to its junction
with the center line of University Boulevard West (Md. Route 193); then
southeasterly along the center line of University Boulevard West to its intersection
with the center line of Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29); then northeasterly along the
center line of Colesville Road, continuing as Columbia Pike (U.S. Route 29) at
Northwest Branch, to its intersection with the center line of Cherry Hill Road; then
southeasterly along the center line of Cherry Hill Road to its intersection with the
boundary line of Montgomery County and Prince George's County; then southwest,
southeast, south, and southwesterly along the boundary line to its junction with the
boundary line of Montgomery County and the District of Columbia, the point of
beginning.]
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then continuing northwesterly, meandering along the Potomac River, to the
boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and Loudoun County (Virginia);
then continuing northwesterly and northeasterly along the western boundary of the
Potomac River to its junction with the boundary of Montgomery County, Maryland
and Frederick County, Maryland; then northeasterly along said boundary line to its
junction with the center line of Dickerson Road (MD Route 28); then southeasterly
and southwesterly along the center line of said road, continuing as Darnestown
Road (MD Route 28); then continuing southeasterly along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Turkey Foot Road; then southeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Travilah
Road; then easterly and northeasterly along the center line of said road to its
junction with center line of Piney Meetinghouse Road; then southerly along the
center line of said road to its intersection with the Potomac Electric Power
Company right-of-way; then southeasterly along said right-of-way to its
intersection with the center line of Falls Road (MD Route
189);
then easterly to its
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along the center line of said right-of-way to its intersection with the municipal
boundary of the Town of Kensington; then northeasterly and east along said
municipal boundary line to the center line of Connecticut Avenue (MD Route
185);
then north along the center line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Lawrence Avenue; then east along the center line of said road to its iunction
with the center line of University Boulevard West
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line of Drumm Avenue; then southwesterly along the center line of said road and
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Meredith Avenue
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Oberon Street); then south along the center line of Meredith
Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Edgewood Road; then westerly
along the center line of said road and
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CSX Railroad right-of-way; then continuing southeasterly along said right-of-way
to its intersection with the center line of Brookville Road; then southwesterly along
the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Lyttonsville Place;
then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the
center line of the Georgetown Branch Trail; then southwesterly along the center
line of said trail to its junction with Brookville Access Road; then southwest along
the center line of Brookville Access Road to its junction with the center line of
Grubb Road; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection
with the center line of East West Highway (MD Route 410); then northeasterly,
easterly and northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Rosemary Hills Drive; then southeasterly along
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line of
prolongation from the center line of said road to its intersection with the boundary
line of Montgomery County, Maryland and the District of Columbia; then
southwesterly along said boundary line to the boundary line of Montgomery
County, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Fairfax County, Virginia, the
point of beginning.
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2:
The southern boundary of District
2.
begins at the junction of the
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center line of Lake Winds Way and the center line of Travilah Road; then westerly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Turkey Foot
Road; then northwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Darnestown Road (MD Route 28); then southwesterlv and
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northwesterly along the center line of said road, continuing northeasterly and
northwesterly as Dickerson Road (MD Route 28) to the boundary line of
Montgomery County,
Maryland and Frederick County,
Maryland;
then
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northeasterly along said county boundary line to the point at Parrs Spring where
the boundary lines of Montgomery County, Maryland, Frederick County,
Maryland, and Howard County, Maryland converge; then southwesterly and
southeasterly along the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and
Howard County, Maryland following the center line of the Patuxent River to its
intersection with the center line of Mullinix Mill Road; then southwesterly along
the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Damascus Road
(MD
Route 108); then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its
junction with the center line of Jarl Drive; then southwesterly along the center line
of said road and
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line of prolongation to its junction with the center line of Great
Seneca Creek; then meandering southeasterly and southwesterly along the center
line of said creek to its intersection with the center line of Woodfield Road
(MD
Route 124); then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction
with the center line of the north end of Hadley Farms Drive; then westerly,
southerly and southeasterly along
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to Hadley Farms Drive to the junction of said line with the center line of Cabin
Branch Tributary at
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point east and south of Boxberry Terrace; then meandering
southwesterly along the center line of said tributary to its intersection with the
center line of Snouffer School Road; then southeasterly along said road to its
intersection with the center line of Flower Hill Way; then southerly and
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of
Woodfield Road
(MD
Route 124); then southwesterly along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Emory Grove Road; then
northwesterlv along said road to its intersection with the center line of Goshen
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Road; then south along the center line of said road to its intersection with the
line of Odend'hal Avenue; then west along the center line of said road to its
intersection with the center line of Lost Knife Road; then northwest along the
line of said road to its junction with Montgomery Village Avenue (MD
Route 124); then southwest along said road to the municipal boundary of the City
of Gaithersburg to the center line of Watkins Mill Road; then southwest along said
road to the municipal boundary and its junction at the center line of Whetstone
Run; then meandering southwesterly and northerly along the center line of said run
to its intersection with the municipal boundary line of the City of Gaithersburg;
then northwesterly and southwest along said municipal boundary line and
intersecting with the Potomac
Power Company right-of-way to its junction
with the center line of Old Game Preserve Road; then northwesterly along the
center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Arrowsmith Court;
then northwesterly along the
line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Game Preserve Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said road
to its intersection with the center line of North Frederick Avenue (MD Route 355);
then northerly along the center
of said road to its intersection with the center
line of Great Seneca Creek; then meandering westerly and southerly along the
center line of said creek to its intersection with the center line of the Potomac
Power Company right-of-way; then southeasterly along the center line of
said right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of Darnestown Road (MD
Route 28); then easterlv along the center line of said road to its intersection with
center line of Dufief Mill Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Lake Winds Way; then southerly along
the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Travilah Road, the
point of beginning.
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District
3: The southwestern boundary of District
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begins at the center line
of the Potomac Electric Power Company right-of-way and the center line of Piney
Meetinghouse Road; then northeasterly and northerly along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Travilah Road; then southwesterly along
the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Lake Winds Way;
then northwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Dufief Mill Road; then northeasterly along the center line of said road to its
junction with the center line of Darnestown Road (NID Route 28); then
northwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line
of the Potomac Electric Power Company right-of-way; then northwesterly along
the center line of said right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of Great
Seneca Creek; then meandering northeasterly along the center line of said creek to
its intersection with the center line of Frederick Road (MD Route 355); then
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center
line of Game Preserve Road; then northeast along the center line of said road to its
junction with the center line of Arrowsmith Court; then southeasterly along the
center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Old Game Preserve
Road; then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
northwestern municipal boundary line of the City of Gaithersburg and the Potomac
Electric Power Company right-of-way; then north and easterly along said
municipal boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Watkins Mill
Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
municipal boundary (south of Whetstone Run); then southeasterly and south along
said municipal boundary line to its intersection with the center line of Montgomery
Village Avenue (MD Route 124); then northeasterly along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Lost Knife Road; then southeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with Odend'hal Avenue; then east
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along the center line of Odend'hal Avenue to its junction with the center line of
Goshen Road; then north along the center line of said road to its intersection with
the center line of Emory Grove Road; then southeasterly along the center line of
said road to its intersection with the center line of Woodfield Road (MD Route
then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Midcounty Highway; then southeasterly along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Shady Grove Road; then northeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Muncaster
Mill Road (Md. Route
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then southeasterly along the center line of said road to
its junction with the center line of Norbeck Road (MD Route 28); then east along
center line of said road to its junction with
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line of prolongation to the
northeastern boundf!IT of Leisure World of Maryland (Corporate Mutual 16); then
southeasterly, southwesterly and westerly along said corporate boundary line to its
junction with the center line of Georgia Avenue (MD Route 97); then southeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Aspen Hill
Road; then west and southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction
with Veirs Mill Road (MD Route 586); then northwest along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Rock Creek; then southeasterly
meandering along the center
boundary line of Rock
of said creek to its junction with the southern
Park; then west, north and west along said park
boundary line to its junction with the southeast comer of the boundf!IT line of
Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery; then westerly and northerly along said
cemetery boundary to its junction with the center line of
unnamed creek; then
northwesterly meandering along said creek to
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line of prolongation to the center
of Fishers Lane; then
along the center line of said road and
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line of
prolongation to the center line of Halpine Road; then southwest along the center
said road to its
with the center line of Rockville Pike
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Route 355); then southeasterly along the center line said road to its junction with
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line of prolongation to the center line of Montrose Road; then westerly along the
center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Falls Road (MD Route
189); then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of the Potomac Electric Power Company right-of-way; then
northwesterly along the center line of said right-of-way to the center line of Piney
Meetinghouse Road, the point of beginning.
District
4: The southeastern boundary of District
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begins at the junction of
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the center line of Ednor Road and the center line of the Patuxent River, the
boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and Howard County, Maryland;
then northwesterly meandering along said county boundary line to its intersection
with the center line of Mullinix Mill Road; then southwesterly along the center line
of said road to its junction with the center line of Damascus Road (MD Route 108);
then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Jarl Road; then southwesterly along the center line of said road to its
junction with the center line of Great Seneca Creek; then east and southwesterly
meandering along the center line of said creek to its intersection with the center
line of Woodfield Road (MD Route 124); then southeasterly along the center line
of said road to its north junction with the center line of Hadley Farms Drive; then
westerly, southerly and southeasterly along
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line encompassing all streets
connected to Hadley Farms Drive to
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junction with the center line of Cabin
Branch Tributary at
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point south of Boxberry Terrace; then meandering
southwesterly along the center line of said tributary to its intersection with the
center line of Snouffer School Road; then southeasterly along the center line of
said road to its intersection with the center line of Flower Hill Way; then
southwesterly and southeasterly along the center line of said road to
with
intersection
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of Woodfield Road (MD Route 124); then southwest along the
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center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Midcounty Highway;
then southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center
line of Shady Grove Road; then northeasterly along the center line of said road to
its junction with the center line of Muncaster Mill Road (MD Route
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then
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center
line of Norbeck Road (MD Route 28); then east along the center line of said road
to its junction with
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line of prolongation to the northeastern boundary of Leisure
World of Maryland (Corporate Mutual 16); then southeasterly, southwesterly and
westerly along said corporate boundary line to its junction with the center line of
Georgia Avenue (NID Route 97); then southeasterly along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Aspen Hill Road; then west and
southwesterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line
of Veirs Mill Road (NID Route 586); then northwest along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Rock Creek; then meandering
southeasterly along the center line of said creek to its junction with the southern
boundary line of Rock Creek Park; then west, north and south along said park
boundary line to its junction with Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery continuing
west along said cemetery boundary line; then southwest, northwest and north along
said cemetery boundary line to its junction with the center line of an unnamed
creek; then meandering west along the center line of said creek to the center line of
Fishers Lane; then west along the center line of said road and
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line of prolongation
to the center line of the CSX Railroad right-of-way; then continuing southeasterly
along the center line of said right-of-way to its junction with the center line of
Summit Avenue; then northeast along the center line of said road to its junction
with the municipal boundary of the Town of Kensington; then northeast and east
along said municipal boundary line to its intersection with Connecticut Avenue
(MD Route 185); then north alonlZ the center line of said road to its intersection
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with the center line of Lawrence Avenue; then east along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of University Boulevard West (MD Route
193); then northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the
center line of Drumm Avenue; then southwesterly along the center line of said road
and
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line of prolongation to the center line of Drumm Avenue to its intersection
with the center line of Plyers Mill Road; then east along the center line of said road
to its intersection with the center line of Georgia Avenue (MD Route 97); then
southeast along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of
Dennis Avenue; then easterly along the center line of said road to the center line of
Sligo Creek; then northerly meandering along the center line of said creek to its
junction with the center line of University Boulevard West (MD Route 193); then
southeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with
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line of
extended prolongation
(ill
Arcola Avenue) following said line northeasterly and
southeasterly to its junction with the center line of Northwest Branch; then
northerly meandering along the center line of said branch to
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line of prolongation
and its convergence with the center line of Springbrook Drive; then southeasterly
along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Warrenton
Drive; then northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with New
Hampshire Avenue (MD Route 650); then north along the center line of said road
to its junction with the center line of Norwood Road; then northwesterly along the
center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Ednor Road; then
northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of
the Patuxent River, the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and
Howard County, Maryland, the point of beginning.
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The southwestern boundary of District
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with the center line of East West Highway (MD Route 410); then west along the
center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Grubb Road; then
northwest along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of
Brookville Access Road; then north along the center line of Brookville Access
Road to its junction with the center line of Georgetown Branch Trail; then
northeasterly along the center line of said trail to its intersection with the center
line of Lyttonsville Place; then northwesterly along the center line of said road to
its junction with the center line of Brookville Road; then northeasterly along the
center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of the CSX Railroad
right-of-way; then northwesterly along the center line of said right-of-way and
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line of prolongation east to the center line of Edgewood Road; then east along the
center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Meredith Avenue;
then north along the center line of said road and
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line of prolongation
(ill
Oberon
Street) to the center line of Drumm Avenue; then northwesterly along the center
line of said road to its intersection with the center line of Plyers Mill Road; then
east along the center line of said road to its intersection with the center line of
Georgia Avenue (MD Route 97); then southeasterly along the center line of said
road to its intersection with the center line of Dennis Avenue; then easterly along
the center line of said road to the center line of Sligo Creek; then northerly
meandering along the center line of said creek to its junction with the center line of
University Boulevard West (MD Route 193); then southeasterly along the center
line of said road to its junction with
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line of prolongation
(ill
Arcola Avenue); then
northeasterly along the center line of said line of prolongation extending
northeasterly to its junction with the center line of Northwest Branch; then
northerly meandering along the center line of said branch to
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line of prolongation
easterly to the center line of Springbrook Drive; then easterly along the center line
of said road to its iunction with the center line of Warrenton Drive; then
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northeasterly along the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of
New Hampshire Avenue (MD Route 650); then north along the center line of said
road to its junction with the center line of Norwood Road; then northwesterly along
the center line of said road to its junction with the center line of Ednor Road; then
northeasterly along the center line of said road to
junction with the center line of
the Patuxent River, the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and
Howard County, Maryland; then southeasterly meandering along said river, the
county boundary line, to its junction with the boundary line of Montgomery
County, Maryland and Prince George's County, Maryland; then southwesterly
along said county boundary line, continuing as said county boundary to its junction
with the boundary line of Montgomery County, Maryland and the District of
Columbia (Eastern Avenue); then northwest and southwest along said county
boundary line to
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point of prolongation from East West Highway
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Rosemary
Hills Drive), the point of beginning.
Approved:
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Valerie Ervin, President, County Council
Date
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 31-11
Council Districts
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Boundaries
DESCRIPTION:
Revises the boundaries of the 5 County Council districts. As
introduced, the boundaries are those proposed by the Commission on
Redistricting in its report submitted to the Council on October 4.
If any changes need to be made in the redistricting plan submitted by
the Commission on Redistricting, they must be made by enacting
legislation because otherwise the Council can only accept the plan as
submitted.
To allow the Council to make changes in the redistricting plan
submitted by the Commission on Redistricting.
Board of Elections
Minimal.
Minimal.
Unnecessary.
To be researched.
Jeffrey
L.
Zyontz, Legislative Attorney 240-777- 7896
Applies only to County Council districts.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
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INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENAL TIES:
Not applicable
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Welcome to Capitol View Park!
Capitol View Park (CVP) is a neighborhood of about 350 homes in Silver Spring, MD.
The first
historic district in Montgomery County,
we are nestled between Kensington and Forest Glen.
Metropolitan Avenue turns into Capitol View Avenue and meanders south until it meets
Seminary Road. We welcome all residents to join CVPCA.
Capitol View Park was developed along the B&O Railroad metropolitan Branch between Forest Glen and
Kensington in the latter part of the 19th century. The 123.5 acres, which were included in the original
subdivision plan of 1887 surveyed for Mary Harr, were already of historic interest. Originally part of the
4,220 acre land grant made to William Joseph in 1689, by 1776 they were a part of the land holdings of
the famous Daniel Carroll. The acreage passed from Daniel Carroll, Jr., to his son, William, and then 800
acres were acquired by Daniel Brent, son of Robert Brent, and executor of the will of Daniel Carroll, Sr.
The land was sold and in 1829, 498 acres were purchased by Robert Brown, a farmer who passed 276.5
acres of that on to his son Thomas J. Brown in 1864. Thomas Brown built a house on that land (the
Frederick Case house) which was the first known dwelling on the land now known as Capitol View Park.
The land was bisected by the railroad with 123.5 acres north of the tracks and this acreage was sold to
Mary Harr who was ultimately responsible for the platting and development of Capitol View Park.
The Harrs moved to their farm and built a house in 1882 (the Trimble House). The map of 1908 shows
approximately 17 buildings in Capitol View Park. In 1911, Capitol View Avenue was laid out and recorded.
Prior to this, there was no direct connection to KenSington by road north of the tracks. County water came
to the area in the 1920's and slowly the number of houses increased. many of the smaller houses on
Meredith Street and Capitol View Avenue were built in the 1930's.
The above information is from the Sector Plan for Capitol View and Vicinity, adopted July 1982.
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Prepared Testimony of Henry
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Kahwaty
Vice-Chair, Montgomery County Redistricting Commission
Good afternoon. I was Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Redistricting Commission, but I offer these
comments today in my own capacity; I have not been authorized by the Commission to speak on its
behalf.
First, I would like to offer comments on the Commission's overall process from the point of view of an
individual Commissioner. The Commission held two sessions focused on gathering input from
Montgomery County residents. One session was held before proposed maps were developed and
released, and one was after Mr. Spence and I released proposed County Council redistricting maps.
Oddly enough, the Commission never discussed or considered the comments received from the public
on the proposed maps. Comments from the public were received during our penultimate meeting, and
then, at our final meeting, the two maps were put up for a vote and Mr. Spence's map was approved, 5­
4. I do not think that it is proper for a public body to solicit feedback and then not consider the
comments received. Indeed, not a single change was made in Mr. Spence's proposed map since the day
it was first released during the summer. No comments from other Commissioners or from the public are
reflected in the map whatsoever. If comments were solicited in private, then what is the point of having
a public Commission? How does the process advance the interests of open and responsive
government? You have about nine years to consider how to redistrict following the 2020 census, and I
believe the process needs to be rethought.
Second, I offer comments on the map approved by the Commission from the point of my experiences as
a candidate. I ran for the Maryland House of Delegates during the last election cycle in District 14. I
spoke to a couple thousand people during the process. The old District 14 was, roughly speaking, the
eastern 20% of the County. I met people in all parts of the District. I learned during the process that the
northern part of the District in general feels much more detached and unrepresented than the rest of
the District, both at the County and State levels. The map approved by the Commission currently before
you now does not address this concern, which I view as unhealthy in a representative democracy.
I am happy to answer questions about the map
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proposed and the logic supporting it. I do not intend to
offer detailed comments on it today, or to offer a critique of the map proposed by Mr. Spence and
approved by the Commission. The Commission's final report included a Minority Statement. My
thoughts on both maps are set out in detail in that statement.
Thank you for this opportunity to present to the Council my thoughts on the 2011 redistricting process
and for allowing me to serve on the Montgomery County Redistricting Commission.
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