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Redistricting panel gets first members this weekend

Friday, January 22, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

This Saturday, Austin will be one step closer to its new City Council districts. This is the first time the city’s districts have been changed since they were established by the 2012 City Charter amendment that created single-member districts. City Auditor Corrie Stokes will conduct a random drawing to select the first eight members of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Stokes will be selecting from a pool of 60 determined by a (‘nother randomly selected) three-member Applicant Review Panel. The remaining six members of the redistricting commission will be selected by the eight commissioners established Saturday. A list of the possible members, the demographic breakdown of applicants and all sorts of other information can be found at redistrictatx.org. Saturday’s drawing can be viewed on ATXN or Facebook Live.

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