Hearings about the redistricting process begin July 15
Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) of Austin will hold the first of ten public input hearings on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Austin City Hall.
Members of Austin’s District 9 community and the public are invited to attend an in-person public meeting to hear from the ICRC and the work being done on the new City Council district maps.
The public will have an opportunity to provide comments and feedback on the redistricting process from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 15 at Austin City Hall Boards & Commission Room, 301 W. 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701. The 14 commissioners will take testimony from members of Austin's District 9 community on how they would like to see their city districts drawn.
Along with Census data, publicly submitted comments will be used to assist the ICRC as it begins the process of drawing district boundaries. The focus of public testimony is to receive information about the unique characteristics of communities of interest from those most familiar with their neighborhoods in order to help the ICRC determine areas that should remain intact and/or be grouped together in districts.
The new districts will be in effect for the November 2022 election.
A current list of public input meetings: (Meetings will be added as space and times are decided.)
- Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6-8 p.m., District 9 Community at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701.
- Thursday, July 22, 2021, 6-8 p.m., District 10 Community at Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731.
- Saturday, July 24, 2021, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., District 7 Community at Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr., Austin, TX 78757.
- Public input hearings are recorded and videos of the meetings will be available after the meetings here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Past meetings and agendas can be viewed on the commission's website at www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/116_1.htm.
Parking in the City Hall garage will be validated at the meeting. Capitol Metro bus routes 1, 10, 17, 20, 30, 105, 142, 171, 935 and 990 at nearby stops can be accessed at https://www.capmetro.org/planner/ to attend the public meeting.
To speak remotely at the ICRC meeting, members of the public must: Call or email the Board Liaison at 512-974-7665 and email@example.com no later than noon on the day before the meeting.
Commissioners are: Joshua Blank, Sara Inés Calderón, Erin Dempsey, Camellia Falcon, Luis Gonzalez (Vice-Chair), Errol Hardin, Shaina Kambo, Prabhu Kannan, Dr. Sterling Lands, Hoang Le, Brigham Morris, Christina Puentes (Chair), Eugene Schneider and Selina Yee.
The ICRC board will hold its weekly commission meeting via videoconferencing 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
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