By B.J. Reyes
The City Council has named its nominees for the nine members who will redraw the island’s nine Council districts to reflect the changing population.
Under the city and county charter, the Council is required to name its own Reapportionment Commission by July 1. The nine appointed members have until Jan. 2, 2012 to submit a reapportionment plan to the City Clerk.
The nine members shall be selected “by the Presiding Officer of the City Council with the approval of the City Council, with no more than a majority of the members of the commission being from the same political party.”
Resolution 11-162, introduced this week, names the following nine nominees:
• Rodney Funakoshi
• Reynaldo “Rey” Graulty
• C. Mike Kido
• Kerry Komatsubara
• Albi Mateo
• John Monis
• Anel “Tito” Montes
• Nathan Okubo
• Arthur Park
The chairman of the commission is to be elected among the nine members.
The resolution is to be discussed Monday in the Executive Matters & Legal Affairs Committee.