Thu May 2, 2013 at LBJ School of Public Affairs SRH 3 Bass Lecture Hall
Now is a historic moment for all Austinites. The voters of Austin have approved changing from an at-large to a single-member district election system and the drawing of those ten single-member districts by an independent citizen redistricting commission for the 2014 election. The commission is the first independent redistricting commission to be used in Texas and is modeled after the citizen redistricting commission used successfully for drawing state legislative and congressional district boundaries for California in 2011.
On May 2nd, the University of Texas School of Law, the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance, and Austinites for Geographic Representation (AGR) are jointly hosting a presentation by Commissioner Angelo Ancheta of the California Citizen Redistricting Commission (CCRC) to discuss the experience of citizen redistricting in California.