October 15, 2021
Constituent Coffee - Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who attended our recent constituent coffee in Millville. Representative Gray and I enjoyed the robust conversation surrounding the many topics and concerns you had. As always, if you have further questions or were unable to attend, you may email me at Gerald.Hocker@delaware.gov.
Senate Redistricting Hearings
Every 10 years, states must redraw their legislative districts based on the most recent federal Census data. 

This process, known as redistricting, requires the General Assembly to follow a very specific, very technical set of guidelines. There are numerous criteria each district must meet, including containing a relatively similar population size and meeting guidelines concerning contiguity, compactness, communities of interest and observing natural or political boundaries, all while maintaining majority-minority districts. 

Next week, the Senate will host two redistricting hearings, one virtual and one in-person at Legislative Hall, to provide members of the public with an opportunity to provide input and suggestions on draft district maps. 

To access the proposed maps, visit: www.legis.delaware.gov/redistricting

To register for the virtual hearing to be held on Tuesday, Oct 19 at 6 p.m., visit: tiny.cc/redistricting1

To register for the in-person hearing to be held on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m., visit: tiny.cc/redistricting2
Delaware Announces Community Investment Recovery Fund for Delaware Nonprofits
Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Hall-Long on Thursday announced the Community Investment Recovery Fund, which will provide nonprofits with one-time funding to support major capital projects in Delaware communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application for funding is available now at de.gov/rescueplanApplications must be fully completed and submitted by November 30, 2021.

The Community Investment Recovery Fund is funded with $100 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA was championed in Congress by members of Delaware’s congressional delegation — Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester — and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11.

Portion of Central Avenue to be Closed for Subdivision Entrance Improvements
DelDOT announces to motorists that a portion of Central Avenue will be closed for full depth reconstruction and widening the roadway for the Friendship Creek subdivision entrance.

WHEN: Currently underway until 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, pending weather.

WHERE: Central Avenue between Substation Road and Old Church Cemetery Road (Friendship Creek Subdivision) Frankford.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists. At all times, residents will have access but may need to take the posted detour route.

View the entire release here.
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