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Mesquite, TX – March 21, 2022 – The City of Mesquite will host the first of three public input meetings on Council redistricting on Tuesday, March 29. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and be held at Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way. The meeting is open to all residents and is intended to gather public feedback on proposed redistricting illustrative maps.
On January 18, 2022, representatives of the consulting law firm Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP provided the City Council with an overview of the 2020 Census population and demographic data. The Council was advised that current councilmember districts have become unbalanced in population and must be redrawn to comply with the “one-person, one-vote” principle established by the U.S. Constitution.
Additional public input meetings will be held on April 5 at Rutherford Recreation Center, and at the May 2 City Council Meeting at Mesquite City Hall. All public meetings will begin at 7 p.m. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Redistricting to view the proposed maps and learn more about the redistricting process.