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Kimberly K Maddock

Commission: both

Zip: 81211

Submittted: October 13, 2021

Comment:

I am writing to urge transparency in the process of redistricting our states congressional and legislative districts. I urge you to reject the gerrymandered maps being pushed by Commissioners Barnett and Kottwitz. They are trying to sneak these maps in behind the voters backs. I support maps drawn by the nonpartisan staff. Keep Colorado equally represented. I am a rancher in the mountains of Colorado and we need bipartisan support of our community that is made up of a lot of old time ranchers and mountain people who love the outdoors and have a desire to protect the ranch lands and open spaces in our community. Thank you for keeping things transparent and legitimate in the Colorado Legislature. Sincerely, Kimberly Maddock

Susan L Jones

Commission: legislative

Zip: 80301

Submittted: October 13, 2021

Comment:

I am writing to urge you to adopt the plan developed by the nonpartisan redistricting committee. Ensure transparency in the process, and reject the gerrymandered maps being pushed by Commissioners Hunter Barnett and Aislinn Kottwitz. Thank you for your consideration. Susan Jones

Robert Lenk

Commission: legislative

Zip: 80525

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

The Commission was created for the specific purpose of ending partisan redistricting, and instead creating district maps on a non-partisan basis. The work that you have done with your staff to achieve this goal has been very encouraging. I urge you to accept the maps drawn by the non-partisan staff, and to reject the attempts to slip in a last-minute gerrymander by Commissioners Barnett and Kottwitz. Thank you.

Carolyn Greene

Commission: both

Zip: 80503

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

Please reject the gerrymandered maps being pushed by Commissioners Barnett and Kottwitz.

Lucy Stroock

Commission: both

Zip: 80302

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

If yours is a nonpartisan commission, why am I hearing that two or more Republican politicians are pushing to influence the maps you have created? This should not be possible! I am also concerned that our local mountain newspaper reported that there was a recommendation to move our mountain area voters into the district on the other side of the continental divide know as the Western Slope. I hope this idea went nowhere but have not heard.... Living here in the Nederland area I cannot access the Western Slope without traveling from here to I-70 and over two mountain passes. This would be an absurd change. Please do your job in the non partisan way it was intended by the legislature. Lucy Stroock

Hollie Rogin

Commission: legislative

Zip: 80540

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

It has come to my attention that tonight you will be voting on legislative redistricting and are considering map SA.010. Adoption of this map would put my solidly democratic-voting town of Lyons into a republican district, effectively silencing our voice in the state legislature. We are a part of Boulder County and always have been, and we rely on Boulder County for all of our services. Besides being unconstitutional, this to me seems like apparent voter suppression and blatant gerrymandering. I am more than deeply concerned and urge you to instead consider the Third Staff Plan. Thank you.

Nick Angelo, Mayor of Lyons

Commission: legislative

Zip: 80540

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

I am writing you on behalf of the Town of Lyons as its current Mayor. I am deeply concerned that the proposed map SA.010 will effectively remove the voice of the Town of Lyons from the state senate. Under this proposal, we, along with Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Allenspark, will be placed into Senate District 15, dominated by towns outside of Boulder County. Together, our mountain communities will only comprise 16% of the District's population. This alignment violates the constitutional requirements to preserve whole political subdivisions as well as whole communities of interest. Lyons residents are residents of Boulder County and we work, receive health care, and send our children to school in Boulder County. We rely on Boulder County for firefighting, public safety, natural resource management, transportation services, human services and more. Perhaps most importantly, this alignment disenfranchises voters in these communities. No map will be perfect. But SA.010 is a radical shift from preceding plans and will be extremely detrimental to the Town of Lyons, silencing the voices of our residents in effectively removing our sacred right to vote. The town of Lyons urges the Commission to adopt a final plan consistent with the approach of the Third Staff Plan.

George Twigg

Commission: legislative

Zip: 80306

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

Please see attached comments from the Boulder County Commissioners regarding the current state senate maps that are under consideration, in particular their serious concerns with the SA.010 plan. Thank you for your consideration.

Bette Cantor

Commission: both

Zip: 80528

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

I wish you to reject maps being pushed by Commissioners Barnett and Kottwitz, and support maps drawn by nonpartisan staff. Thank you.

Mary Beck

Commission: both

Zip: 80521

Submittted: October 12, 2021

Comment:

Reject maps being pushed by Commissioners Barnett and Kottwitz and support maps drawn by nonpartisan staff.

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