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File #: 12288-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 5/6/2022 In control: Committee on Government Reform
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, amending the Administrative Code of Allegheny County, Article 301, entitled “County Council,” §5-301.03, entitled “Councilmatic districts,” in order to provide a uniform process for the reapportionment of Council districts within Allegheny County.
Sponsors: Tom Duerr
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An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, amending the Administrative Code of Allegheny County, Article 301, entitled “County Council,” §5-301.03, entitled “Councilmatic districts,” in order to provide a uniform process for the reapportionment of Council districts within Allegheny County.

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Whereas, Article IX, §11 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the Pennsylvania Municipal Reapportionment Act, 53 P.S. §901, et. seq., and the Administrative Code of Allegheny County, §5-301.03, all require that Allegheny County conclude a reapportionment of Council districts no later than one year after the finalization of decennial census data relating to the County; and

Whereas, while the provisions of §5-301.03 re-state the mechanical requirements for reapportionment contained within the authorities referenced above, it does not establish any particular process for conducting such reapportionments, and it is therefore possible that widely divergent processes may be used from reapportionment to reapportionment; and

Whereas, it is the judgment of Council that establishing a uniform process involving a specified advisory structure will provide consistency, while limiting the potential for politicization of the reapportionment process;

The Council of the County of Allegheny hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. Amendment of the Code.

The Administrative Code of Allegheny County, Article 301, entitled “County Council,” §5-301.03, entitled “Councilmatic districts,” is hereby amended as follows:


§5-301.03. Councilmatic County Council districts.

A. The County Council Districts shall be as follows:

(1) District No. 1: Aleppo Township, Ben Avon Borough, Ben Avon Heights Borough, Coraopolis Borough, Emsworth Borough, Findlay Township, Glenfield Borough, Glen Osborne Borough, Haysville Borough, Kilbuck Township, Moon Township, North Fayette Township, Ross Township, and West View Borough.

(2) District No. 2: Bell Acres Borough, Bradfor...

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