For immediate release:
Jan. 15, 2013
Contact: Office of the City Auditor, (512) 974-2805
City Auditor to host public application
information sessions for the 10-ONE redistricting process
Austinites interested in serving on one
of two panels that will impact how the city is sliced into 10 new
districts can attend some upcoming informational sessions.
The City Auditor will host five
application information sessions this month to address questions
about serving on a Citizens Redistricting Commission charged with
creating 10 geographic single-member districts, and an Applicant
Review Panel, which will review applications submitted for serving on
the Redistricting Commission.
Each session is open to the public and
attendees can obtain information about how to complete the
applications and clarification on any portion of the applications.
Attendees can also submit applications to the Office of the City
Auditor at each of the sessions. Applications are due by Feb. 22.
City of Austin voters approved
Proposition 3, a City Charter amendment commonly referred to as
“10-1” in November 2012. This Charter amendment provides for the
election of City Council Members from 10 geographic single-member
districts, with the mayor elected from the City at-large beginning
with the November 2014 election.
The amendment also calls for the
creation of a three-member Applicant Review Panel and a 14-member
Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Public Application Information Session
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 10:30 a.m. –
Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina
St., Austin, TX 78702. Phone: 512-974-1010
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 7 – 8:30
University Hills Branch Library, 4721
Loyola Ln., Austin, TX 78723. Phone: 512-974-9940
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 7 – 8:30
Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village
Center, Austin, TX 78731. Phone: 512-974-8860
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 7 – 8:30
Gorzycki Middle School, 7412 W.
Slaughter Ln., Austin, TX 78749. Phone: 512-841-8600
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 10:30 a.m. –
Manchaca Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca
Rd., Austin, TX 78745. Phone: 512-974-8700
For additional information visit
www.austintexas.gov/10-ONE or call (512) 974-2805.