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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:15
EL PASO — The El Paso City Council will conduct a special City Council meeting Monday at 6 p.m.at City Hall to discuss the El Paso's redistricting options.
Since October 2011, the Districting Commission has held numerous biweekly evening public meetings, along with seven city-wide community outreach meetings. Public participation efforts also included live streaming of all Districting Commission regular meetings to encourage public involvement and comments during the redistricting process.
At Monday's meeting, City Council said they will be considering alternative proposed redistricting plans. Following City Council approval of a final redistricting plan for the City, the adopted redistricting plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice for preclearance review in order to comply with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Following preclearance, the new district boundaries will be implemented for use in the May 2013 general election.
In addition, copies of the proposed redistricting maps are available for review at the following public library branches:
Dorris Van Doren, 551 Redd Road
Main Downtown, 501 N Oregon
Armijo, 620 E. Seventh
Clardy Fox, 5515 Robert Alva
Richard Burges, 9600 Dyer
Ysleta, 9321 Alameda
Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista, 1300 Hawkins