Sen. Barefoot Introduces Bill to increase “Geographic Diversity” on Wake Board of Commissioners

Yesterday, Senator Chad Barefoot introduced SB 181 – Wake County Commissioner Districts.  The point of the bill apparently is to address the large population growth in Wake County by updating representation on the Wake Commissioners Board.

The bill will increase the number of Wake County Commissioners from seven to nine and also changes the current “at-large” election process to a residential election process to ensure geographical diversity on the board.

There is also an alignment of the districts held by Commissioners with the districts held Wake County School Board.

A statement from Barefoot yesterday:

“I am filing this to bill to give my constituents – and ALL Wake County residents – a much-needed voice within their county government,” said Sen. Chad Barefoot.  “Citizens from suburban and rural communities within Wake County – like my constituents in Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Zebulon, Wendell, Garner – work hard and contribute greatly to our tax base, yet have virtually have no representation on the board. And that’s just not right.”

SB 181’s opening text:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 2 AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND TO ALTER THE DISTRICTS TO COINCIDE WITH THE DISTRICTS OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Read the rest.


 

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