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April 18, 2022

City Council Redistricting Town Hall Meetings Begin April 19

The City is embarking on a process to adopt new City Council district boundaries using the information from the 2020 US Census. There will be multiple opportunities to comment and be updated on the process. The first town hall meeting will be held Tuesday, April 19 at Kingwood Park Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood 77345.

“We are privileged to live in one of the most wonderfully diverse cities in the world,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “As Houston continues to grow, we must ensure fair and equitable representation for all Houstonians.”

Public Engagement:
Phase 1: Town hall meetings will be held in April and May to obtain public input on how the new districts should be configured. The City wants your input before drawing the new maps; no new maps will be presented at the town hall meetings. Residents may also submit their own redistricting plan to the Planning & Development Department by July 20.
Phase 2: District boundaries are redrawn based on 2020 Census data, the criteria that were approved by City Council, and public input.
Phase 3: Draft Redistricting Plan is completed and presented to City Council.
Phase 4: Public may comment on the proposed new maps at three public hearings in July.
View the full redistricting timeline.

Town Hall Meetings:
Each City Council district will host a town hall meeting to explain the redistricting process, and to allow the public to give input to the City on how they want their district to look in the future.

Capital Improvement Project (CIP) meetings will follow the Redistricting Town Halls. Meetings are scheduled in-person in each Council District, but anyone can attend any redistricting meeting. Capital Improvement Project updates are specific to the district in which the meeting is held.

Enter your address into the Who is My Council Member website to verify your district.

Meeting Schedule:
All meetings will start at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19: District E, Council Member Dave Martin,
Kingwood Park Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr.,
Kingwood, TX, 77345

Monday, April 25: District H, Council Member Karla Cisneros,
Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton St.
Houston, TX, 77009

Tuesday, April 26: District A, Council Member Amy Peck,
Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX, 77005

Monday, May 2: District J, Council Member Edward Pollard,
Sharpstown Park Community Center, 6855 Harbor Town Dr.
Houston, TX, 77036

Tuesday, May 3: District C, Council Member Abbie Kamin,
Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77005

Wednesday, May 4: District K, Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum,
Fountain Life Center 14083 S. Main St.
Houston, TX 77035

Tuesday, May 10: District I, Council Member Robert Gallegos,
HCC Southeast Campus, 6815 Rustic St.
Houston, TX 77087

Thursday, May 12: District G, Council Member Mary Nan Huffman,
Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Ln.
Houston, TX, 77042

Monday, May 16: District D, Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz,
HCC South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77051

Tuesday, May 17: District F, Council Member Tiffany Thomas,
Alief ISD Center of Talent Development, 14411 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77082

Wednesday, May 18: District E, Council Member Dave Martin,
Johnson Space Center Special Event Room, 2101 E. NASA Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77058

Thursday, May 19: District B, Council Member Tarsha Jackson,
Acres Home Multi-Service Center, Senior Service Room, 6719 W. Montgomery Rd.
Houston, TX, 77091

Virtual Meeting:
Residents who cannot attend the meetings in person may choose to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. This meeting will only cover Redistricting; CIP updates will not be on the agenda.

Join Microsoft Teams meeting
bit.ly/hou-redistricting
Call in (audio only) +1 936-755-1521 861716070#
Phone Conference ID: 861 716 070#

About Redistricting
The redrawn districts will aim to:
- Maintain relatively equal population numbers
- Be composed of whole county voting precincts
- Have easily identifiable geographic boundaries
- Maintain communities of interest/neighborhoods
- Be compact and contiguous
- Preserve incumbent-constituency relations
- Avoid packing or cracking:

  • Packing - diminishing voting power by calculated demographic concentration
  • Cracking - diminishing voting power by calculated demographic dilution

Visit https://www.LetsTalkHouston.org/redistricting for more details about redistricting criteria.

Submitting a Redistricting Plan
The public is encouraged to submit a plan. Residents may also propose that certain voting precincts, neighborhoods, or locations be included in a specific district.

Visit www.LetsTalkHouston.org/redistricting for requirements and deadlines to submit a redistricting plan.

Content will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.