Austin, TX — The City’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will be finishing up its last round of public input for the Preliminary map of the new City Council districts tomorrow on August 27th starting at 11am in a Zoom call. That meeting information is here:
Residents of all City Council Districts: Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission Virtual Public Meeting #2
Members of Austin’s 10 City Council Districts and the public are invited to attend a virtual public meeting to provide public comment and feedback on the communities’ current district map and to hear from the ICRC and the work being done on the new City Council district maps.
When: Friday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Via Videoconference
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you would like to leave written feedback and upload an annotated map of your own, please visit this link, then click on the “Event Feedback” tab. It will prompt you to register for the site. After you register, you can take the survey and upload any documents you would like the commission to consider.
The 14 selected commissioners will gather public input and adopt a final plan for the district boundaries. March 2021 through November 2021. New districts in effect for the November 2022 election.
Citizens who sign up today via email can speak tomorrow for 3 minutes. Emailed letter input to the 10-1 commissioners can also be sent in to icrc.commissioners@
austintexas.gov c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. No deadline on the email.
After tomorrow’s hearing, the Commission’s lawyer/mapper George Korbel will take two weeks to draft the complete 10-district Preliminary map that will be presented to the public for further comment starting mid-September. Two weeks of public comment will be taken on that Preliminary map through the end of September. In October, the new Council Districts map will go through a Final draft to be completed by Nov 1.
Interesting bit about #redistricting in #ATX from @AustinRedistric mapping expert George Korbel: looking like Districts 3, 4, 10 may stay the same based on "reasonable population deviation" #redistrictATX
Share your thoughts on redistricting this Friday: https://t.co/uscglBza02
— Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD) August 26, 2021