Remaining 6 chosen for 14-member redistricting commission
The 14-member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, charged with
drawing City of Austin Council districts, is complete with the selection of six
people to ensure the panel’s diversity.
The initial eight members,
determined by a random drawing by the City Auditor in May, selected the
remaining members June 13.
The six newest members of the commission are (names link to Commission
•Henry W. Johnson
•Ryan Rafols (designated to fill the required
They join Magdalena Blanco, Marano Diaz-Miranda, Rachel Farris, William
Hewitt, Carmen Llanes Pulido, Arthur Lopez, Anna Saenz and Maria Solis.
The 14 Commissioners were chosen from a pool of 60 that met certain
The first meeting of the full body will be at 6:30 p.m.
June 26 at Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road in the Assembly Room.
The Commission will discuss hiring of personnel such as legal counsel, technical
staff and support staff.
The Independent Citizens Redistricting
Commission is expected to determine the boundaries for the 10 single-member
Council districts by December 2013.
City of Austin voters approved
Proposition 3, a City Charter amendment commonly referred to as “10-ONE,” in
November 2012. The Charter amendment provides for the election of City
Council Members from 10 geographic single-member districts with the Mayor
elected from the City at-large, beginning with the November 2014
For additional information about the 10-ONE process visit www.austintexas.gov/10-One