Independent Citizens' Redistricting Commission
The Commission is the end result of a ballot measure in March of 2014 in which voters elected to create the Commission for all Redistricting moving forward.
The seven-member Commission will be made up of citizens meeting the following criteria:
City Resident/Voter District 1
City Resident/Voter District 2
City Resident/Voter District 3
City Resident/Voter District 4
City Resident/Voter or County Resident/Voter who is a statistician
City Resident/Voter or County Resident/Voter who is a geographer or cartographer, and
City Resident/Voter in the newly annexed area
Applications are available on this page or in the City Clerk’s office, and are due by January 15, 2015. The City Clerk will review applications for administrative completeness. Membership, plus one alternate per position, will then be decided by random lottery.
Applicants for the Commission may not be:
- An elected government official
- Related by blood or marriage within the 2nd degree to an elected City official
- An elected City official within the last 5 years
- A candidate for City official within the last 5 years
- A city employee or current employee of any organizations representing any “employee bargaining unit” for employees of the City
- Officer in a non-profit that participates in the electoral process through endorsements of candidates
- Officer in a political committee
- Officer in a political party
- Served as a paid campaign worker or paid campaign consultant for an elected City official within the last 5 years
All applicants must agree not to run for City elected office for the 2 years following the expiration of the membership term.
Selection is expected to take place by the end of January 2015 and the Commission will start meeting February 1, 2015, completing their work after at least 7 public meetings by June 1, 2015.