Redistricting

November 21, 2018 - Updated Schedule

The following is the recommended schedule for the remainder of the process:

November 29 - Last day to submit maps

December 3    - Final Public Hearing -Ordinance to Adopt Plan (optional)

December 17 - Ordinance to Adopt Plan

Submit all comments and proposed plans to the City Secretary’s Office at 1515 N. Galloway Avenue, located in Municipal Center on the second floor. For more information, please call 972-216-6244.


November 19, 2018 - Presentation of Revised Maps

Here are the documents and video links to learn more about the revised maps presented and discussed at the November 19, 2018 City Council meeting.

Citizen Plan 1 - Maps and Charts

NAACP Plan 1 - Maps and Charts

Watch the Pre-Meeting discussion.

Watch the Regular Meeting discussion.

The Mesquite City Council is in the process transitioning the system for electing the City's six Councilmembers to a single member district system. Read how the public can comment on the proposed plans or submit their own proposed plan. Listen to Mayor Stan Pickett discuss the process on KEOM's Community Focus radio show.

Here are links to large, draft  Illustrative Plan maps presented at October 16 and 18 public input meetings:

The City Council will seek public comment and input during the process to create a redistricting plan. Here are key dates in the process.

2018

  • September 17, Present illustrative (draft) plan to City Council at City Council Meeting, City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.
  • October 16, Public Input Meeting, 7 p.m., Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way, Mesquite, TX 75150 
  • October 18, Public Input Meeting, 7 p.m., Rutherford Senior Center, 900 Rutherford Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149
  • November 19, Finalize and adopt plan at City Council Meeting, City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.

2019

  • July 20, First day for candidates to file.
  • August 19, Last day for candidates to file.
  • November 5, Election Day

Public Input Meetings

The City of Mesquite hosted two Public Input Meetings to educate the public on the redistricting process and to gather public feedback on the proposed illustrative maps.

Watch the October 16 meeting.

Watch the October 18 meeting.

Public Participation

These are the steps for the public to submit comments on the current proposed redistricting plan (Illustrative Plan 1) presented at the September 17 City Council Meeting and/or to submit their own proposed redistricting plan:

  • Submit all comments and proposed plans to the City Secretary’s Office at 1515 N. Galloway Avenue, located in Municipal Center on the second floor. For more information, please call 972-216-6244.
  • Submit comments and proposed plans in writing.
  • Show all demographic and racial categories based upon the 2010 Census or, if possible, updated data developed by the City.
  • Plans should redistrict the entire City of Mesquite.
  • Comments and proposed plans must include person’s full name, home address, phone number and, if available, an email address.
  • All comments and proposed plans must be submitted by the close of posted public hearings.

September 17, 2018 - City Council Meeting

Watch the presentation on the redistricting process to the City Council.

View the Illustrative Plan 1. (Draft of the proposed map)

Read RESOLUTION NO. 55-2018      A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MESQUITE, TEXAS, DESIGNATING ILLUSTRATIVE REDISTRICTING PLAN(S) FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS; ESTABLISHING PUBLIC HEARING DATES; ADOPTING GUIDELINES FOR ALTERNATIVE PLANS SUBMITTED BY CITIZENS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

August 27, 2018 Special City Council Work Session

Watch the City Council discuss the process and criteria for the redistricting plans.

View the presentation made to the City Council.

View the first proposed map of the redistricting process.

View a summary of the demographics of the first proposed redistricting map.