A 24-member panel led by Minneapolis Charter Commission Chairman Barry Clegg met last week to begin the once-a-decade process of redrawing city ward boundaries to reflect changes in population.
A committee of the Redistricting Group will meet Monday and Tuesday to discuss proposals, and the full group will convene Wednesday. The new map must be adopted by April 3 or within 60 days of the completion of state redistricting.
Public hearings are set for Feb. 29 and March 1.
The city's overall population of 382,578 has barely budged since 2000, according to the U.S. census. But north Minneapolis has lost residents while the North Loop, downtown and university areas have seen gains.
The group already has received recommendations. The Citizens Committee for Fair Redistricting, composed of East African immigrants, is advocating changes that would increase the likelihood of more minorities winning election to the City Council.