Over 150 residents completed survey on proposed maps; public hearings scheduled for Nov. 15 & Nov. 18
According to the 2020 census, Revere is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Significantly, Revere has shifted from a city with a population that was 62% Non-Hispanic White in 2010 to 45 percent Non-Hispanic White in 2020.
After about 150 people submitted comments and public testimony on www.revere.org/redrawingrevere, a new ward/precinct map was created and submitted to the Revere City Council. The Revere Reprecincting Committee has worked significantly over the last few months comparing numerous ward maps, delving into data sets, logging public comments from the redrawing survey and hosting information forums. The new map was presented by Committee Member Reuben Kantor at the November 8 City Council Meeting.
Residents are encouraged to attend public hearings on November 15 at 4:00 p.m. and November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in person at Revere City Hall’s City Council Chambers (281 Broadway). All hearings will be available to watch on RevereTV.
By law, the City of Revere is required to ensure every ward and every precinct on the map is sized within five percent of the average size. In addition, the City may not dilute racial or ethnic groups’ voting strength, nor may it make race the predominant factor in reprecincting. The Reprecincting Committee took all of these factors and legal requirements into consideration in developing the map.
The revised map reflects several changes – many of these modifications will be explained in detail at the public hearings. Residents can view, make comments on and download a PDF version of the revised map on www.revere.org/redrawingrevere.