Redistricting Task Force selects seven maps for further consideration
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The Redistricting Task Force on Thursday selected seven submitted maps for further consideration as members work to choose a single map to be forwarded to the City Council.
The task force reviewed 26 proposed maps; the seven that were selected will now be reviewed by outside legal counsel. A new 10-district map is expected to be in place in late March ahead of the May 2023 municipal elections.
The seven proposed maps selected for further consideration (listed in descending order with maps receiving the most points listed first):
Map X, by Pablo Calderon.
Map Z, by Fernando Florez.
Map Q, by Michelle Swindle.
Map M, by Rejina Shrestha.
Map U, by Paul Wilson.
Map I, by Fernando Florez.
Map S, by Cary Moon.
At 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, the task force will conduct a public hearing on the seven selected maps. Any member of the public who wishes to address the task force during the public presentations portion of the meeting must register by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Registered speakers may make their comments in-person or via call-in option. Comments are limited to three minutes per registered speaker. To register as a speaker, contact Melissa Brunner in the City Secretary’s Office by email or at 817-392-6156.
The creators of each of the seven selected maps are encouraged to register to speak and attend Thursday’s hearing to discuss their proposed map.
Comments may also be submitted via email.
A number of additional redistricting meetings are scheduled over the coming weeks:
Jan. 24, 2 p.m., City Hall Room 2020. The task force will discuss proposed maps and select an initial map for City Council consideration.
Feb. 1, 1 p.m., City Hall Room 2020. The task force will present an initial map at the City Council work session.
Feb. 8, 4 p.m., City Hall Council Chamber. The City Council will conduct a public hearing before considering changes to the initial map. The public may address the City Council either in person or by phone.
Feb. 15, 9 a.m., City Hall Room 2020. The City Council will conduct a special work session to consider changes to the initial map and to produce a proposed map.
Feb. 21, 24, 28 and March 3. The City Council will conduct four public hearings, one for each pair of existing adjacent council districts. All four hearings will be at 6 p.m., at locations to be determined later.
March 22, 9 a.m., City Hall Room 2020. The City Council will conduct a special work session to produce a final map.
March 29, 10 a.m., City Hall Council Chamber. The City Council adopts the final map.