Legislative redistribution roadshow scheduled for Tuesday in Lafayette
The Louisiana state legislature will host a series of nine regional public forums on the redistribution process starting Wednesday, October 20 in Monroe and ending in mid-January in Baton Rouge.
The only one scheduled in Acadiana will take place on October 26, 2021, at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
The purpose of the forums is to explain the redistribution process, raise awareness of its importance and engage public participation, according to a statement from the Louisiana state legislature.
All meetings will take place after working hours starting at 5:30 p.m. and will be streamed live via the Legislative Redistribution site, Facebook and YouTube. To view meetings on any of these platforms, visit https://redist.legis.la.gov/live.
Legislative staff will make presentations regarding the census, the division law and demographic trends in the region where the meeting is being held. Participants will also find more information on the current census estimates for the region and the schedule for the 2021 redistribution, which affects congressional districts, the Civil Service Commission, the Council for Primary and Secondary Education (BESE ), the State Supreme Court, the State Senate and the State House of Representatives.
Taken every ten years, the census affects political representation at the federal, state and local levels. He leads the allocation of billions of federal dollars in government funding to states. Once the census is complete, the number of seats in Congress in each state is determined based on population or redistribution. Once this operation is complete, the redistribution begins. Based on demographic changes, the legislature will redraw the districts of Congress, Legislation, Civil Service Commission, BESE, and Supreme Court.
Each year, billions of federal funds are allocated to states and communities based on census data. Census data also guides local decision makers in important community planning efforts, including where to build new roads, hospitals and schools.
For more information on the redistribution process, general information, and meetings, visit the Louisiana Legislative Redistribution webpage at https://redist.legis.la.gov/.
Keep in touch with us anytime, anywhere.
To join the newsroom or report a typo / correction, click HERE.
Sign up for newsletters sent by email to your inbox. Choose from these options: Latest News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers