Monday evening November 18, 2013 the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission voted unanimously to adopt their Final Map for the first-ever single member districts for the Austin City Council. After almost six months of meetings, including 14 Public Forums, the Commission has drawn the lines for the Final Plan.
Austinites for Geographic Representation applauds the proposed final council member maps issued by Austin’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The citizen volunteers of the ICRC performed admirably and took a giant step toward the fair geographic representation Austin voters approved in 2012.
The ICRC’s final maps:
Austin’s Citizens Redistricting Still Needs Your Help!
Citizens Districting 10-1 (a.k.a. “Prop 3″) is up and running. The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (“ICRC”) has completed the maps for Austin’s 10 new city council districts. The commissioners were all citizens volunteers - politicians, consultants, and paid operatives could not serve.
Here are the 14 members of the ICRC. Please join Austinites for Geographic Representation in congratulating:
- Magdalena Blanco of ZIP Code 78754
- Catherine Cocco of ZIP code 78759
- TJ Costello of ZIP code 78727
- Mariano Diaz-Miranda of ZIP Code 78748
- Rachel Farris of ZIP Code 78702
- Stefan Haag of ZIP Code 78749
- William Hewitt of ZIP Code 78748
- Harriett Harrow of ZIP Code 78759
- Henry W. Johnson of ZIP Code 78723
- Carmen Llanes Pulido of ZIP Code 78722
- Arthur Lopez of ZIP Code 78758
- Ryan Rafols of ZIP Code 78705 (student member)
- Anna Saenz of ZIP Code 78745
- Maria Solis of ZIP Code 78745
How we’ll help: Austinites for Geographic Representation (AGR), the grassroots coalition behind Proposition 3, announced formation of a citizens committee to help assure Austin’s 2014 elections are held as mandated by Prop 3. The “AGR CD10-1 Advisory Committee” will advise and assist city council in properly and effectively implementing the Citizens Districting 10-1 election system, which Austinites passed as Prop 3.
WHAT: CD10-1, The Citizens’ Plan: Citizens Districting 10-1 (a.k.a. “Prop 3″) is backed by Austin’s largest and most diverse grassroots political coalition, was defined in an open process with input from hundreds of Austinites, is endorsed by 30 diverse Austin organizations, and was put on the ballot by more than 30,000 citizen signatures.