Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2018 – The Mesquite City Council has begun the process of transitioning the system for electing the City’s six Councilmembers to a single member district system. The City Council will seek public comment and input during the process to create the new council districts. For more information on the process and the steps the public can take to participate in the redistricting plans, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Redistricting.
There will be two public input meetings on the redistricting process:
- Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7 p.m., Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way, Mesquite, Texas 75150
- Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 7 p.m., Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 Rutherford Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75149
In May, Mesquite voters approved proposed changes to the City Charter. The changes included revisions to the City Council structure. Six geographical districts will be created, with one City Councilmember representing each district. Only voters residing within a specific district will vote for the City Councilmember representing that district. Councilmembers representing a district will be required to reside in that district. The Mayor will represent the entire City and be elected by all voters in the City. The new district boundaries will be reviewed every 10 years and revised as needed based on U.S. census data.