Baltimore City’s House delegation would be reduced from the current 18 to 16 delegates under the state’s proposed redistricting plan released December 16 by the Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee.
The plan would expand existing city Legislative District 44 into a single-member House district in Baltimore City (44A) and a two-member House district in Baltimore County (44B). Baltimore City would share the District 44 senator with Baltimore County.
Under the advisory committee’s proposal, District 44A would be comprised of the narrow center of the existing District 44 in the city. In the county, District 44B would expand north from Wilkens Ave. beyond Liberty Rd. between the city line and the Beltway. In the county, it would also wrap around most of Old Catonsville, proceed west from the Beltway between I-70 and U.S. 40 to the Patapsco River and hug the river south through the Oella area.
In the city, Districts 40 and 41 would absorb northern sections of existing District 44. Southern portions of existing District 44 south of Wilkins Ave. would also move into District 40, which would wrap around the new 44A, generally encompassing the I-95 and Caton Ave. corridors.
A public hearing on the redistricting proposal will be held Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Joint Hearing Room, Legislative Services Building, Annapolis, Md.
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