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Let the redistricting begin to begin!
Friday, September 25, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
Amid the Sturm und Drang that is now everyday life, it’s understandable if one has lost sight of the fact that Austin’s first City Council redistricting is fast approaching. Following the 2012 charter amendment that created the current single-member district system, an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission drew the first (and current) Council districts. Now it’s time to redraw those boundaries for the 2022 election. As a first step, the city auditor will randomly select three people to serve on the Applicant Review Panel, which oversees the formation of the ICRC. The random drawing will take place next Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m., and will be livestreamed on Facebook and ATXN. Find a list of the qualified applicants and more information about the process here.
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