WC government: complain to Reapportionment Commission

Community Blackboard Message: November 26, 2011

Dear West Chester Borough Neighbors:

This is West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta. Borough Council and I need your help.  We are asking West Chester citizens to contact the State Reapportionment Commission by November 30, and let them know that West Chester voters object to splitting the Borough into two House districts.

The proposed redistricting would remove half of the Borough and half of West Chester University and place it in a district which is mainly in Delaware County. We firmly believe this split between two districts would significantly diminish and dilute West Chester’s voice at the state level, and that the plan is a direct violation of the State Constitution. 

West Chester is a complex, regional urban center. We are the County Seat, of Chester County. West Chester needs a unified voice in Harrisburg to address its unique needs.  We urge you to speak out now. Visit www.downtownwestchester.com for details. Thank you!

Carolyn T. Comitta, Mayor
Holly Brown, Borough Council President
Borough of West Chester