City Council Could Settle on Redistricting Map Today

I’m here at City Hall, where councilmembers seem to be edging closer to a redistricting decision – one that will become effective in 2013, and determine City Council districts for another decade.

The group came down to two versions of the latest map  in executive session this afternoon, and you can have a gander at them here, as cPlan16d (Caraway, Davis, Hill, and DMPT Atkins) Amended Map and cPlan16d Combination (Jasso) Amended Map.

North Dallas districts, as you’ll see, are consistent in both maps.

Leading up to the council’s 3 p.m. recess (which is soon to end), the most debated areas were well south of Preston Hollow: split neighborhoods in Districts 1, 3 and 4, and proposed black voting majorities in Districts 3, 4, 7, and 8.

Stay tuned!

Friday update: A map was approved last night— a collage of revisions, some of them at the last minute — with four black and four Hispanic voting-majority districts, and relatively few changes (from previous drafts) to Districts 2, 6, and 13. “Any minute now,” a city employee said around 10:30 a.m., after many a tweak at the redistricting office, it’ll be finished and ready to post online.

Any minute now.

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