Shape Austin's Future - Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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Austin residents will redraw the city council district boundaries.

Background

Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years. The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact Austin’s government and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.

Get involved

The 14 member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) has begun the work to redraw the 10 City Council Districts based on 2020 Census data.

Austin residents can voice their input in the following ways:

  1. Attend and/or speak at an in-person or virtual event:
    1. Public Forums: Latest dates and locations featured on the bottom section of this page.
      1. July - August 2021: Any of 10 preliminary public forums held across all ten districts.
      2. September - October 2021: Any live or virtual forum to provide feedback on map drafts.
    2. Commission Meetings:
      1. The commission has a general meeting weekly at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Permitting and Development Center (PDC), 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, TX 78752.
      2. The last virtual meeting was held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
      3. Future meeting details may be found here.
  2. Provide comments and feedback of the 2021 ICRC Preliminary Map from the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting via email:


    1. Click on this link to download the draft map. It can be found in the September 15, 2021 meeting heading and is listed as "Item2b_Preliminary Map Citywide."
    2. Email or write us at icrc.commissioners@austintexas.gov or Housing and Planning Department, Attn: ICRC, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767.

Learn more

You can learn more about the process on our website: Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission | AustinTexas.gov as well as RedistrictATX.org.

Please follow us on social media for the latest updates:

What district do I live in? Find your district at Council Districts (austintexas.gov).

View the first public forum held on Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Public Hearing - District 9 - Austin, TX (swagit.com)

Recordings of all other commission meetings and forums may be accessed on ATXN.

Austin residents will redraw the city council district boundaries.

Background

Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years. The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact Austin’s government and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.

Get involved

The 14 member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) has begun the work to redraw the 10 City Council Districts based on 2020 Census data.

Austin residents can voice their input in the following ways:

  1. Attend and/or speak at an in-person or virtual event:
    1. Public Forums: Latest dates and locations featured on the bottom section of this page.
      1. July - August 2021: Any of 10 preliminary public forums held across all ten districts.
      2. September - October 2021: Any live or virtual forum to provide feedback on map drafts.
    2. Commission Meetings:
      1. The commission has a general meeting weekly at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Permitting and Development Center (PDC), 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, TX 78752.
      2. The last virtual meeting was held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
      3. Future meeting details may be found here.
  2. Provide comments and feedback of the 2021 ICRC Preliminary Map from the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting via email:


    1. Click on this link to download the draft map. It can be found in the September 15, 2021 meeting heading and is listed as "Item2b_Preliminary Map Citywide."
    2. Email or write us at icrc.commissioners@austintexas.gov or Housing and Planning Department, Attn: ICRC, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767.

Learn more

You can learn more about the process on our website: Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission | AustinTexas.gov as well as RedistrictATX.org.

Please follow us on social media for the latest updates:

What district do I live in? Find your district at Council Districts (austintexas.gov).

View the first public forum held on Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Public Hearing - District 9 - Austin, TX (swagit.com)

Recordings of all other commission meetings and forums may be accessed on ATXN.

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  • Keeping the politicians out of redistricting

    about 1 month ago
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    The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission convenes once a decade to perform one of the most essential tasks in city government.

    The cynical view of city politics is that it’s all about money and powerful interests.

    Yet those forces aren’t readily apparent in the ongoing work of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC), a group of 14 unpaid Austinites who were selected partially at random from a large pool of vetted applicants.

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  • As Data Drops, City Redistricting Panel Sprints

    about 1 month ago
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    Nov. 1 is the deadline for Austin's ICRC to adopt new City Council district map

    BY BETH SULLIVANFRI., AUG. 13, 2021

    The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release the 2020 census data needed to redraw federal, state, and local electoral districts this Thursday, Aug. 12, four days ahead of schedule – but months later than in past redistricting years, following setbacks incurred because of the COVID-19 crisis and meddling by the prior president and his appointees. So time is tight for those who need to redraw maps in time for 2022 elections.

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  • Listen to the ICRC Chair and Vice Chair discuss redistricting

    about 1 month ago
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    Aired Aug. 10, 2021

    Weekly radio show on KOOP 91.7 FM, Community Radio for Austin. 

    Civil Rights and Wrongs: the state of your civil liberties in the Lone Star State radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM, Austin speaks with leaders from the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC). 

    The commission is tasked with updating the maps that define district representation in the Austin City Council. Christina Puentes, Chair, and Luis Gonzalez, Vice-Chair, talk about this essential work which enables local democracy.

    Listen here.

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  • The Independent Citizens' Redistricting Commission asks for public opinion (Telemundo broadcast)

    about 1 month ago
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    Aired Aug. 2, 2021

    The process to redesign the map of municipal districts in the city of Austin is ongoing, it is a task that is carried out every ten years just after the census or the national population count.

    To read more about this story in Spanish visit this link and to listen to the interview in Spanish visit this link.


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  • Interview with Sara Inés Calderón: Independent Citizens Redistricting Commissioner

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    Published July 31, 2021

    Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years. The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact Austin’s government, including our 10 Councilmembers and Mayor, and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.

    It’s time for Austin residents to redraw the council district boundaries, so ATA is chatting with the Austin residents on the Commission that have the responsibility of drawing the district boundaries through an open and impartial process.

    Up first: Sara Inés Calderón

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  • RedistrictATX Episode 6

    about 1 year ago
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    Redistrict ATX interviews Jason Hadavi, Deputy City Auditor and Project Manager of Redistrict ATX about the redistricting efforts and where we are to date. They cover demographic information and more related to the applications received so far.  

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  • RedistrictATX Episode 5

    about 1 year ago
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    RedistrictATX interviews Ryan Rafols, current Independent Citizen Redistricting Commissioner about his experience serving on the commission and drawing the first set of single-member districts. 

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  • RedistrictATX Episode 4

    about 1 year ago
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    RedistrictATX interviews TJ Costello, current Independent Citizen Redistricting Commissioner about his experience serving on the commission and drawing the first set of single-member districts.

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  • RedistrictATX Episode 3

    about 1 year ago
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    RedistrictATX interviews Carol Limaye, a member of the 2013 Applicant Review Panel about her experience serving on the Panel.  

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    Release Date: July 9, 2020
    Length: 7 minutes

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  • RedistrictATX Episode 2

    over 1 year ago
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    RedistrictATX interviews City Demographer Ryan Robinson about Austin's changing demographics.

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    Release Date: June 25, 2020
    Length: 16 minutes

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