The City Auditor will host a public forum to identify ways to encourage participation in the Citizens Redistricting process and secure a large pool of qualified applicants that reflect Austin’s diversity.
Input can be provided in person at this forum hosted by the City Auditor on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at One Texas Center at 505 Barton Springs Road, Room 325.
As required by Proposition 3, which was passed by Austin voters on Nov. 6, 2012, the City Auditor has initiated a process to secure qualified applicants for the Citizens Redistricting Commission, which is responsible for determining the boundaries of future Council districts, and the Applicant Review Panel, which is responsible for selecting a pool of 60 qualified Commission applicants. This forum is aimed at providing the public an opportunity to provide input on the best ways to encourage participation in Austin’s first redistricting process and how to secure a large pool of qualified applicants that reflect Austin’s diversity.
In addition, the forum will include an opportunity to participate in breakout sessions to determine how to best identify applicant qualifications including relevant analytical skills, the ability to be impartial, and an appreciation for the City of Austin’s diverse demographics and geography.