October 20, 2021
General News

New Districts Set the Stage for the Politics of the 2020s: The city and state begin to show their work – News

Attendees review draft maps at the ICRC’s public forum on Sept. 18

After a prolonged wait, the committees of lawmakers and (in Austin) extraordinary citizens in charge of redistricting have begun to show their work. The city Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has released its preliminary map of Austin’s council districts for the next decade – the first revision of the lines drawn in 2013 to inaugurate the 10-1 district system (see that map below). While the ICRC has a deadline in the City Charter of Nov. 1 to complete this work, filing for the nonpartisan City Hall offices doesn’t even begin until next August. There’s plenty of time!

At the Texas Capitol, the Senate Special Committee on Redistricting, chaired by Sen. Joan Huffman,…

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