|Map 3 not only avoids exceptionally weak minority districts, but, with District 9, Map 3 also has a very real potential to provide a 9th minority position on the Dallas City Council! Such "9th position" potential is very questionable in Map 16.|
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Dallas Redistricting Map 16 compared with Map 3
Below is side one of a two sided handout on Map 3. It shows how Map 3 will provide a City Council that will more accurately reflect the 70% of the Dallas population who are members of a minority group. Dallas has never had a City Council wherein even half of the Council members were members of a minority group. Minorities members have been the majority of the Dallas population for well over a decade. Accurate representation is overdue.