Sugar Land City Council recently appointed a Redistricting Advisory Committee to ensure the City’s single-member districts comply with federal law.
The release of the 2010 U.S. Census triggered the need for a redistricting process. The U.S. Constitution requires that members of an elected body be drawn from districts of substantially equal population with a maximum deviation no greater than 10 percent between the most populated and least populated council member district.
Sugar Land’s citizen redistricting committee includes Chairman Russell Jones, Leon Anhaiser, Himesh Gandhi, Paul Barnett, Jim Kij, Tommy Philips and Dawn Lin.
City Council previously approved Resolution No. 11-26 that established a framework to guide redistricting plans and assist City efforts to comply with all applicable federal and state laws.
Public hearings will be held during the redistricting process to receive public comments on the proposed redistricting plans; meeting dates and times will be published on the City website.
The public is invited to comment on redistricting plans and/or submit other redistricting plans for council consideration. Redistricting plans submitted must meet the established criteria and guidelines.
For copies of Resolution No. 11-26 or other comments, questions or requests, contact City Secretary Glenda Gundermann at (281) 275-2730, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov.