District map challenge!
The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday on a resolution to change the commission district map starting in 2023. The resolution would use the county’s home rule powers defined by the state constitution to accept the county’s legislative delegation map over the districts eventually approved by the legislature.
Despite opinions on both sides over the legality of this vote, our county attorney told the board this is a case of “first impression” without any precedent to go on. It will, in all likelihood, be decided in the courts.
The first time a sitting commissioner has been drawn out of his or her district in the middle of their term.