politics

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legislative districts finalized—how they affect Baker

when we previously covered the process of redistricting, new state legislative districts seemed likely to fragment Baker; now, after considerable gnashing the final result keeps Baker somewhat more whole …

get face time with Baker’s reps at monthly town halls

on the evening of Wednesday, 18 Jan., State Representative Mark Ferrandino with State Senators Pat Steadman and Irene Aguilar held a town hall meeting at Hirschfeld Towers, 333 W. Ellsworth (Ferrandino’s previous town hall meetings had been held at the Athmar Library); approximately 40 people attended

Baker to be rent asunder by redistricting

you may know that Colorado is in the midst of the once-per-decade process of redrawing state House and Senate districts; the intention is to update districts based on population changes found in the 2010 Census; because the Colorado legislature was unable to agree on a redistricting plan, a bipartisan Reapportionment Commission is responsible for recommending a plan which then must be approved by the Colorado Supreme Court

at this point, an initial recommendation has been made, subject to adjustments after hearings are held; the upshot is that redistricting will fracture Baker, at least as far as our representation in the state capital goes …

proposed Colorado Senate district boundaries in Baker

under the initial proposal of the Reapportionment Commission, these three Senate districts would represent Baker in the Colorado legislature; Baker is outlined in pink

proposed Colorado House district boundaries in Baker

under the initial proposal of the Reapportionment Commission, these two House districts would represent Baker in the Colorado legislature; Baker is outlined in pink

chicken politics heat up

Baker resident James Bertini has been working to relax the restrictions Denver places on backyard chicken-keeping (YouTube link); in the course of this work he's had a lot of interaction with the city of Denver, and now Face the State reports that some in the city may have conspired to slow the petition effort and exclude James from a $2 million grant application

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