“City seeking applicants for redistricting group”

News from Austin: “The city of Austin is looking for volunteers to help carry out a dramatic shift in city government. Applications are being accepted to serve on a 14-member committee of residents that will draw maps for 10 City Council districts. Voters agreed last fall to change the council from seven citywide members to 10 district representatives and a citywide mayor. The ballot measure called for a group of residents, not the City Council, to draw the districts, so that council members can’t gerrymander the lines to try to keep their seats.”

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