by Jake Speicher, West Chester Patch, 12/18/11
West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta spoke with members of the Pennsylvania redistricting committee the day before Thanksgiving to ask the committee to reconsider splitting West Chester into two legislative districts.
Currently, the whole borough resides in legislative district 156. The new plan would split the borough between 156 and 160, and it would even split West Chester University where some dorm buildings would be in 156 and others would be in 160.
The new district line would also put half of the borough into the same district that mostly represents Delaware County even though West Chester shares no borders with communities in Delaware County.
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