At its February 15, 2022, business meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to review three draft local redistricting plans that have been evaluated and refined by county staff.
The Board may choose, at this meeting, to select one of these redistricting plans for further refinements, so that associated precinct and polling place modifications can be addressed, in preparation for a May 11 public hearing on the final proposed redistricting plan. Alternatively, the Board may choose to further refine the three plans.
On January 18, 2022, the Board voted to move these three plans to the next phase of consideration in the county’s local redistricting process:
- The Coalition of Loudoun Towns (COLT) Alternate Plan, submitted by COLT, an organization comprising the mayors of Loudoun’s seven incorporated towns (Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville and Round Hill). This plan focuses on preserving communities of interest, such as homeowners associations, in both western and eastern Loudoun with compact districts. It focuses on the Rural Policy Area, the county’s incorporated towns, and western Loudoun by creating two western districts.
- The Fechter Plan, a citizen-submitted plan, is designed to include two supervisor districts for areas west of Route 15 and one supervisor district entirely west of Route 15. It is also designed to avoid split precincts, keep communities of interest together as much as possible, and ensure the Board of Supervisors reflects the county it represents.
- The Letourneau-Turner Plan, developed collaboratively by Dulles District Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau and Ashburn District Supervisor Michael R. Turner, is based on a previous plan submitted by Supervisor Turner, but also contains elements of Supervisor Letourneau's previously submitted plans. This plan is designed to include rural areas in two districts, while keeping many communities of interest and homeowners associations intact, including Brambleton, Cascades, Lansdowne, Leesburg, South Riding and Sterling.
The county’s Office of Mapping and Geographic Information has evaluated the three plans against components of the 2021 redistricting guidelines, including each plan’s impacts on communities of interest. County staff also analyzed how the three proposed plans would affect existing voter precincts.
The refined plans are now accessible for public review through an online viewer, which allows users to compare plans to one another and evaluate how each plan addresses the Board of Supervisors’ adopted 2021 redistricting guidelines, which are available at loudoun.gov/redistricting.
Residents are encouraged to view the plans and other useful maps and data on the county’s Redistricting Hub. A comment form can be used to provide feedback on the three remaining plans or to submit general comments about the redistricting process.
For more information about local redistricting in Loudoun County, visit loudoun.gov/redistricting.
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