With redistricting now on the horizon based on the data collected by the 2020 U.S. Census,
New Braunfels City Council will hold a workshop in order to get an overview on the redistricting process. The workshop, scheduled for Monday, September 13th at 4:00pm at New Braunfels City Hall (550 Landa St.), will give City Council and the general public a chance to learn more about the effect of population shifts, migration influxes, or diminishment in certain areas or neighborhoods that could lead to changes to the city’s single-member districts.
In January of 2021, New Braunfels City Council hired the Bojorquez Law Firm, P.C., for legal services related to the 2020 Census and possible redistricting. During the upcoming workshop, attorney Alan Bojorquez will help guide City Council and the public through an overview of the redistricting process, which includes an explanation of federal, state, and local laws in addition to best practices. The workshop will also provide a framework for addressing the public’s concerns about changing racial and ethnic demographics, politics, and competing community interests as they relate to the configuration of councilmember district boundaries.
“The goal of this workshop is to give City Council and the public an overview of the redistricting process, so that everyone knows what to expect,” said City Attorney Val Acevedo. “Redistricting involves a lot of moving parts, and a has a lot of implications for our community. So, it’s important that everyone understand the process before those efforts begin in earnest.
Again, the New Braunfels City Council redistricting workshop with a presentation by consultant Alan Bojorquez is set for Monday, September 13th at 4:00pm in City Council Chambers at New Braunfels City Hall (550 Landa St.). The workshop will also be televised on Spectrum Cable Channel 21, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and available online through the City of New Braunfels website, under Agendas & Minutes.