AN ACT DIRECTING THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE TO CREATE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS AND, IF ELECTORAL DISTRICTS ARE NOT TIMELY CREATED, PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF THOSE DISTRICTS.
House amendment #5 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Provides that in lieu of the process for creating electoral districts by adopting maps created by the Independent Redistricting Commission set out in Sections 1(b) and 1(c) of the act, the Asheville City Council may assign territory to each single-member electoral district through a process established by the City Council, including establishing a working group, advisory board, or other appointed body to make recommendations to the City Council. Requires the City of Asheville to amend its charter to create six single-member electoral districts governing the nomination and election of City Council members, regardless of how district recommendations are submitted to the City Council, on or before November 1, 2017.
Requires that electoral districts established pursuant to this act be used in the 2019 municipal elections.
Requires all maps of the six single-member districts considered by the City Council and the map adopted by the City Council to be submitted to the Legislative Library, the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee, the President Pro Tempore, and the Speaker on or before November 15, 2017.
Makes conforming changes.