City Auditor seeks public input on 10-ONE redistricting process documents
Releases draft Charter interpretations, applications, and timeline for comment
The City Auditor’s Office seeks public input on several issues concerning implementation of the 10-ONE redistricting process that will change the way the Austin City Council is elected.
Comments will be accepted through January 11, 2013 on:
The City Auditor’s interpretation and clarification of language in the voter-approved Charter proposition that established geographic representation for City Council.
Applications that reflect input previously received in a public forum.
The timeline to establish the Citizens Redistricting Commission that will ultimately draw the district lines.
The draft documents are available on the 10-ONE Redistricting Portal at www.austintexas.gov/10-ONE.
Comments will be accepted by email at OCA_auditor@austintexas.gov; by phone at (512) 974-2805; or by mail at Office of the Auditor, 10-ONE Process, 301 W. Second St., Austin, Texas 78701.
“We understand the importance of this significant change to the election process for our city,” City Auditor Kenneth J. Mory said. “Public involvement is key to its success. The 10-ONE website is a resource for you to participate in the process.”
In November, Austin voters approved expanding the City Council from seven to 11 members with the Mayor elected citywide and Council members chosen from 10 geographic districts. Previously, all members were elected citywide.
The first election under the 10-ONE system will be in November 2014, pending U.S. Department of Justice approval of the change in the election system.
Contact: Office of the City Auditor, (512) 974-2805