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STLCC Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss Redistricting
August 15, 2011
The Redistricting Committee of the Junior College District of St. Louis-St. Louis County has scheduled a meeting to allow for public input regarding the development of St. Louis Community College’s subdistricts.
The meeting will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Room 200 of the Student Center at the STLCC-Meramec campus, 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood.
After each federal census, the district is required by law to establish subdistricts in which the population is apportioned into substantially equal numbers for the election of trustees. The Redistricting Committee is charged with submitting a plan to the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education that divides the district into no more than six subdistricts and no fewer than two subdistricts. A subsection of the Missouri state statutes specifies that if the district has four subdistricts, then one must be contained within St. Louis City; if the district has six subdistricts, then two must be contained within St. Louis City.
The STLCC service area currently is divided into four subdistricts represented by six trustees. Two large subdistricts, essentially encompassing south, west and north St. Louis County, each are represented by two trustees. Two smaller subdistricts, encompassing a small portion of St. Louis County as well as St. Louis City, each are represented by one trustee.
Since one seat on the STLCC Board of Trustees will be contested in spring 2012, the Redistricting Committee is seeking CBHE approval by December.
Members of the Redistricting Committee are Rita Heard Days, former senator and St. Louis County Democratic Elections director; Ann Roberts Divine, former vice president for academic affairs, STLCC-Meramec; Laura Radcliff, senior vice president, Stifel Nicolaus Public Finance; Gerry Welch, mayor, Webster Groves, Mo.; Michael McMillan, license collector, St. Louis City; and Paul Wentzien, chief financial officer, Delmar Gardens Enterprises.