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Public hearing on Prince George's County's preliminary redistricting plan

Residents of Prince George's County can find out about the county's preliminary redistricting plan at a public hearing in Upper Marlboro this weekend.

The Prince George's County Redistricting Commission will unveil the county's preliminary plan on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in the county council hearing room on the first floor of the County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive.

The hearing provides an opportunity for county residents to express their views before the plan is submitted to the County Council Sept. 1.

In a statement, County Executive Rushern Baker III said, "One of the most critical components to our democracy is fair and equal representation of citizens in all levels of government. I encourage all Prince George's County citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to have your voice heard by the Redistricting Commission."

To testify at the hearing, or for accommodations for those who have hearing, vision or physical disabilities, call the commission at 301-952-3600, TDD 301-952-5167, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Redistricting2011.

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