The Austin Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was charged with drawing ten new single-member City Council district boundaries in compliance with federal and state requirements through an open and transparent process that enabled full public consideration and comment. A series of public meetings, including special Public Input Meetings, were held throughout the months of August 2013 through November 2013.
The Commission worked to ensure that the districts are geographically contiguous and compact, minimize the impact on local neighborhoods or communities of interest, use existing election precinct boundaries, and have geographically identifiable boundaries.
Comprised of fourteen diverse citizen volunteers from throughout Austin, selected through a transparent and independent application process, Austin Redistricting’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was committed to informing and hearing from the public throughout this historic process.
On November 18, 2013, the Commission voted unanimously to approve a final map. You may view that map in detail on the Interactive Final Map or print out a copy of the Official Final Map. On November 25, 2013, the Commission certified the maps and the Final Certified Plan was presented to the City on November 26, 2013. You may download a copy of the Final Certified Plan as well.
Update: The Commission voted to approve its final report on May 15, 2014 in a public meeting. The Commission has now gone into inactive status and will be convened according to the Charter only as necessary by the Chair. During its inactive status, the Commission will not be monitoring questions on this website or via email. Please contact the City of Austin Boards and Commission office with any inquiries and your question or comment will be routed appropriately.