The community is invited to participate in the event with the City Auditor on June 18.
The community is invited to participate in an interactive virtual town hall meeting with the City Auditor Corrie Stokes and her office on June 18 to learn about the City’s redistricting process. The meeting will include an overview on the redistricting process and describe ways for Austinites to participate in this important and historical process. The meeting will also include a live question and answer period.
There are two opportunities to participate; the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission or the Applicant Review panel. Austin residents can apply at RedistrictATX.org.
The 14-member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will be responsible with redrawing the boundaries of the council districts. The Applicant Review Panel will select 60 of the most qualified applicants for the redistricting commission. Three independent auditors with CPAs will be selected to serve on the panel.
City Auditor Stokes and her office have been busy for the past few weeks creating a citywide outreach campaign to educate the community on this historical and important process.
“We hope you will join us as redistricting only occurs once every ten years and coincides with the census,” said City Auditor Stokes. “In 2012, Austin voters elected to move to single members districts from an at large system. The ten City Council districts were initially created in 2013 by a diverse group of Austin residents who serve on the historic Redistricting Commission.”
WHEN: 6 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020
WHO: Austin City Auditor Corrie Stokes, Deputy City Auditor Jason Hadavi, Senior Auditor Maria Stroth, Senior Auditor Eletu-Odibo Temitope, Senior Auditor Kelsey Thompson, and Moderator Patricia Fraga
An ASL interpreter will be part of the meeting.
WHERE: The Virtual Town Hall Meeting will be broadcast and live-streamed on ATXN and live streamed on the Austin City Auditor’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AustinAuditor
Watch live: ATXN is available on Spectrum Cable channel 6, Google Fiber channel 6, Grande Communications channel 6, U-Verse channel 99 and at ATXN.tv.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: The Auditor’s Office will be taking questions beginning Tuesday, June 16 on the following platforms:
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AustinAuditor
Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/austinauditor/
Twitter at https://twitter.com/austinauditor
Phone: 512-974-2805-leave a message with your question
Participants can also ask questions during the virtual town hall meeting on the above platforms, except for email and phone.
A Spanish language interpreter will be provided for those that would like to listen in Spanish. Those interested in listening in Spanish can call 512-831-7858 and enter conference ID 241 047 983#.
En espanol: Se proveerá un intérprete al español para aquellos que deseen escuchar en español. Las personas interesadas en escuchar en español pueden llamar al 512-831-7858 e ingresar el número de identificación de la conferencia 241 047 983#.