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Here are the six Denver City Council district maps that could shape city elections for the next decade

As a blanket of snow obscured the borders of nearly everything around Denver earlier this week, more than 60 people joined talks focused on proposed new City Council district boundaries that could shape the city for a generation.

It was the first of six meetings this month during which members of the public are invited to offer feedback on proposed council maps as part of the city’s 10-year redistricting process. Colorado adopted new Congressional and statehouse maps based on the 2020 Census late last year. It’s Denver’s turn.

Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval, who represents District 1 in the city’s northwest corner, is the chair of the redistricting committee. The boundaries created through this process will be in place for three election cycles starting with the April 2023 race in which voters in all 11 council districts will be picking their representatives.

“I really believe in creating a map for the next generation of Denver leaders and creating those opportunities for them to run and represent their neighborhoods,” Sandoval said.

The next redistricting meeting will be held via Zoom starting at 5:30 pm Wednesday. Four in-person events will follow this month at locations scattered across the city. The City Council will also be holding weekly meetings to review the input.

After months of research and community outreach including encouraging members of the public to submit their own maps last month, council members this week put forth six proposed sets of new boundaries for public scrutiny.

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