Redistricting Means Brooklyn Park’s Central District Grows More Compact
This week the Brooklyn Park city council adjusted district lines to accommodate for the growing Central District and comply with redistricting requirements. Cities that elect council members by wards must be redistricted within 60 days after the legislature has been redistricted or at least 19 weeks before the primary election in the year ending in two, whichever is earlier.
Census numbers revealed that Brooklyn Park grew in the last 10 years, with the most growth being in the central part of the city and north along Hwy. 610. The proposed new lines will leave a more compact Central District.
The number of precincts in the city will also expand from 24 to 25. With the newly redrawn districts, there will be five new polling places: Crest View Elementary, Zanewood Recreation Center, Brooklyn Middle School, North View Middle School and Grace Fellowship Church. City documents say these locations have previously been polling places in past elections. You can read the full resolution here.
The Brooklyn Park City Council approved the first reading of the ordinance, and the second is scheduled for March 28.
Candidate filing opens for 2022 Elections on May 17.