Why was ARCBridge Consulting & Training selected to create new districts?

Pittsylvania County staff seriously considered trying to complete the redistricting process in house, as had happened in 2010 and 2000. However, with the tight timeline and limited GIS staff, leaders decided to select an outside firm. ARCBridge Consulting & Training was selected due to their previous experience, price, and the speed at which it can complete the process.  

Some of the things that ARCBridge has committed to include:  

  • Analyzing 2020 Census data to examine how the current districts are balanced. 
  • Developing three possible redistricting plans, which will be available to the public both in hard copy form and in an interactive online map.  
  • Helping arrange public hearings and outreach events to ensure citizens can be involved.  

For all of these services, Pittsylvania County will pay ARCBridge $72,055. You can view the proposal from ARCBridge here

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1. Does the redistricting process affect school districts?
2. When will we have new electoral districts?
3. How do we know the districts will be fair?
4. Why was ARCBridge Consulting & Training selected to create new districts?
5. What's different about redistricting this year?
6. What does prison adjusted population mean and how does that affect Pittsylvania County?