The date and time for the Dallas City Council meeting for input from the public has been set: Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM. The meeting will be in the City Council Chambers on the 6th floor at City Hall starting at 3:00 PM.
All the final revisions of Dallas City Council redistricting maps will be submitted by Monday evening, 9/19/11. They should be online on the city web site by Thursday morning at the latest. As soon as they are available, a comparison of the most significant maps will be posted here, on this blog.
Please plan to attend next Saturday's meeting in Dallas City Council chambers. This is a critical time for our city to re-unite our neighborhoods and eliminate as many of the city council district boundary lines as possible. They are gerrymandering and dividing our neighborhoods for political reasons.
The future of Dallas will be better if you are involved!
If you wish to speak to the Dallas City Council 9/24/11 about your concerns in this redistricting process, and the changes or map you would recommend, they will probably have a process set up in the City Secretaries office by Thursday. Then call the City Secretary at (214) 670-3738 to register to speak Saturday. I presume you will need to register by 5 PM on Friday, 9/23/11.
It is also strongly recommended you share your concerns with the Mayor and all the City Council members. This can be done with one email at http://www.dallascityhall.com/government/council/contact_mcc.html . If we do not act now, the gerrymandered city council districts will continue for another decade. Minority representation will continue to be less than it should be for another decade.