City Council Redistricting Meetings Begin in April
posted Mar 31, 2022, 12:38 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood
The District G public meeting is scheduled on May 11, 6:00 pm at Grace Presbyterian Church.
Chronicle article here states each of the 11 council districts must have a population no more than 10% above or below the average of 209,000. District C is about 241,000 and District G is about 234,000. Reads like both will be downsized a bit. Maps have to be finished before the 2023 council position elections. This is tied to 2020 census and the outcome goes into effect Jan 1, 2024.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 30, 2022
City Council Redistricting Town Hall Series Provides Multiple Opportunities for Public Feedback
HOUSTON – City Council today approved a resolution that outlines principles for the 2022 City Council redistricting process based on population data from the 2020 Census.
Each City Council district will host a town hall meeting to explain the redistricting process and to allow members of the public to give input to the City on how they want their district to look in the future. There will be multiple opportunities for residents to comment and get updates.
The Capital Improvement Project (CIP) meetings will follow the Redistricting town hall meetings at the same scheduled time and locations.
“We are privileged to live in one of the most wonderfully diverse cities in the world,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “As Houston continues to grow, we must ensure fair and equitable representation for all Houstonians.”
The redrawn districts will aim to:
Maintain relatively equal population numbers
Be composed of whole county voting precincts
Have easily identifiable geographic boundaries
Retain integrity of neighborhoods or communities of interest
Be compact and contiguous
Avoid packing or cracking
Preserve incumbent-constituency relations
Visit https://www.letstalkhouston.org/redistricting for more details about redistricting criteria.
Submitting a Redistricting Plan
The public is encouraged to submit a plan. Residents may propose that certain voting precincts, neighborhoods, or locations be included in a specific district. Read these Frequently Asked Questions for further details about redistricting requirements.
Town Hall Meetings:
Attend a Redistricting town hall meeting and tell us what’s important to you. You can attend any meeting in any district.
April Meetings: all meetings will start at 6 p.m.
April 7: District H, Council Member Karla Cisneros,
Moody Community Center, 3725 Fulton St.
April 11: District E, Council Member Dave Martin,
Johnson Space Center Special Events Room 2101, E. NASA Parkway
April 19: District E, Council Member Dave Martin
Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr.
April 21: District I, Council Member Robert Gallegos. Location TBD
April 26: District A, Council Member Amy Peck
Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd.
April 27: District C, Council Member Abbie Kamin, Location TBD
View the full schedule of Redistricting Town Hall meetings for May. Meeting locations listed as TBD will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Visit https://www.letstalkhouston.org/redistricting for more information, to get updates on meeting locations and ask questions about the redistricting effort. All content will be in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese by selecting languages in the upper right corner of the webpage.