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File #: 22-0444    Name: Public Hearing on Redistricting City Council Districts
Type: Agenda Item Status: Public Hearing
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action:
Title: Conduct a Public Hearing to Receive Public Comment to the Proposed Illustrative Plans, Including the City Council's Preferred Plan and Filed Alternate Plans, for Redistricting the Single-Member City Council Districts, Pursuant to Resolution No. 2021-11-159
Attachments: 1. Public Hearing Notice ENGLISH, 2. Public Hearing Notice SPANISH, 3. Plan D, 4. Plan Luton
Title
Conduct a Public Hearing to Receive Public Comment to the Proposed Illustrative Plans, Including the City Council's Preferred Plan and Filed Alternate Plans, for Redistricting the Single-Member City Council Districts, Pursuant to Resolution No. 2021-11-159

Summary

COUNCIL GOAL: Direction for Strategic and Economic Growth
(1E: Increase community involvement and participation within local government / community)

Operational Excellence
(2B: Balance available resources to accommodate the growth and maintenance needs of the city)

MEETING DATE: May 17, 2022

DEPARTMENT: City Council

CONTACT: Mark Houser, City Attorney
Empress Drane, City Secretary

RECOMMENDED CITY COUNCIL ACTION: No formal action - only receive public input on filed, Illustrative Redistricting Plans

ITEM SUMMARY:
* The filed redistricting plans will be described by the City's redistricting consultant, and citizen input on those plans will be received.
* All plans have been analyzed by the redistricting consultants Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP., using census software to show the breakdowns of population and ethnicity in each district.
* After the public hearing, the City Council may set a final date for adoption of an ordinance establishing new single-member districts incorporating one of the filed plans.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

* The initial assessment of 2020 Census data determined that City Council districts are sufficiently out of population, such that redistricting boundaries should take place.
* On November 16, 2021, the City Council adopted criteria related to the redistricting process and guidelines for citizens to submit redistricting plans.
* On January 25, 2022, three (3) separate redistricting plans were presented, at which time the Council provided input and requested an additional plan be developed based on the work session discussion.
* On February 15, 2022, several redistricting plans were developed and discussed with further input from the City Council...

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