2022-2023 City Council Redistricting

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The City is embarking on a process to adopt new City Council district boundaries using the information from the 2020 US Census. There will be multiple opportunities to comment and be updated on the process.

The redrawn districts will aim to:

  • Maintain relatively equal population numbers
  • Be composed of whole county voting precincts
  • Have easily identifiable geographic boundaries
  • Maintain communities of interest/neighborhoods
  • Be compact and contiguous
  • Avoid packing or cracking
      • Packing – diminishing voting power by calculated demographic concentration
      • Cracking - diminishing voting power by calculated demographic dilution
  • Preserve incumbent-constituency relations

Read the Redistricting Frequently Asked Questions for more details about redistricting criteria.

Public Engagement:

Phase 1: Town Hall meetings will be held in April and May in each district to obtain public input on how the districts should be reconfigured. The City wants your input before drawing the new maps; no new maps will be presented at the town hall meetings. Residents may also submit their own redistricting plan to the Planning & Development Department by July 20.
Phase 2: District boundaries are redrawn based on 2020 Census data, the redistricting criteria approved by City Council, and public input.
Phase 3: Draft Redistricting Plan is completed and presented to City Council.
Phase 4: Public may comment on the proposed new maps at three public hearings in July.

Town Hall Meetings

Each City Council district hosted a Town Hall meeting to explain the redistricting process, and to allow members of the public to give input to the City on how they want their district to look in the future. These meetings were conducted in person.

Residents who were not available to attend the meetings in person may choose to attend the virtual meeting. This meeting will only cover Redistricting; CIP updates will not be on the agenda.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 25
Join Microsoft Teams meeting
bit.ly/hou-redistricting
Call in (audio only) +1 936-755-1521,,861716070#
Phone Conference ID: 861 716 070#

All meetings held at 6 p.m.

DateCouncil MemberDistrict Location
Tuesday, April 19Dave MartinEKingwood Park Community Center,
4102 Rustic Woods Dr., 77345
Monday, April 25Karla CisnerosHMoody Park Community Center,
3725 Fulton St., 77009
Tuesday, April 26Amy PeckA

Trini Mendenhall Community Center,
1414 Wirt Rd., 77055

Monday, May 2Edward PollardJSharpstown Park Community Center,
6855 Harbor Town Dr., 77036

Tuesday, May 3
Abbie KaminCCongregation Emanu El,
1500 Sunset Blvd., 77005
Wednesday, May 4Martha Castex-TatumKFountain Life Center,
14083 S. Main St., 77035
Tuesday, May 10Robert GallegosIHCC Southeast Campus, Building D
6815 Rustic St., 77087

Thursday, May 12
Mary Nan HuffmanGGrace Presbyterian Church,
10221 Ella Lee Lane, 77042

Monday, May 16
Carolyn Evans-ShabazzDHCC South Campus,
1990 Airport Blvd, 77051
Tuesday, May 17Tiffany D. ThomasFAlief ISD Center of Talent Development,
14411 Westheimer Road, 77082

Wednesday, May 18
Dave MartinESpace Center Houston
1601 E. NASA Pkwy, 77058
Thursday, May 19Tarsha JacksonBAcres Home Multi-Service Center,
Senior Service Room,
6719 W. Montgomery Road, 77091
New Date:
Wednesday, May 25
Virtual MeetingAnyResidents who cannot attend the meetings in person may choose to attend a virtual meeting. This meeting will only cover Redistricting; CIP updates will not be on the agenda.

Join Microsoft Teams meeting
bit.ly/hou-redistricting

Call in (audio only) +1 936-755-1521,,861716070#
Phone Conference ID: 861 716 070#

6:00 p.m.

Meeting agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Redistricting video and public comment
  • Capital Improvement Projects presentation and public comment

Overall Timeline:

The process begins in March 2022 and will be complete when the newly-elected City Council takes office on January 2, 2024.

2022
Tuesday, March 29Budget and Fiscal Affairs City Council Committee presentation
Wednesday, March 30City adopts resolution containing restricting criteria
April-MayRedistricting Town Hall meetings
June-JulyDraft Redistricting Plan completed and presented to City Council
Wednesday, July 13Public hearings of City Council: 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20Public hearings of City Council: 9 a.m.
Wednesday, July 20Deadline for public submission of redistricting plans
AugustRevised Plan presented to City Council
SeptemberOn Council Agenda:
  • Ordinance declaring population of City, finding single-member districts materially imbalanced
  • Redistricting Plan ordinance establishing boundaries of single-member districts.


2023
JanuaryOn Council Agenda
  • Ratification of ordinances passed in September 2022.
July 22-August 21Filing Period for November 2023 General Election
November 7Election Day


2024
January 1New Council District boundaries go into effect
January 2Mayor, Council Members, Controller assume their offices


Council Districts

Enter your address into the Who is My Council Member website to verify your district, or review the current City Council District map below.


Submitting a redistricting plan:

The public is encouraged to submit a redistricting plan. All plans submitted to the City for consideration must:

  • Be in writing;
  • Be based on the 2020 federal census;
  • Redistrict the entire City so that Council may assess its impact on protected minority groups*; and
  • Conform to redistricting criteria in Sec. 3 of the City’s Redistricting Resolution.

* Citizens may propose that certain voting precincts, neighborhoods, or locations be included in a specific district.

In order for the City to properly analyze any plan, it must be submitted by the last public hearing in City Council.

The Planning & Development Department will set up a computer with the redistricting software installed at our offices at 611 Walker Street, 6th Floor. We will also lend technical assistance to anyone interested in creating a redistricting plan.

Contact Rupesh Koshy at rupesh.koshy@houstontx.gov or 832-393-6552 to make an appointment.


The City is embarking on a process to adopt new City Council district boundaries using the information from the 2020 US Census. There will be multiple opportunities to comment and be updated on the process.

The redrawn districts will aim to:

  • Maintain relatively equal population numbers
  • Be composed of whole county voting precincts
  • Have easily identifiable geographic boundaries
  • Maintain communities of interest/neighborhoods
  • Be compact and contiguous
  • Avoid packing or cracking
      • Packing – diminishing voting power by calculated demographic concentration
      • Cracking - diminishing voting power by calculated demographic dilution
  • Preserve incumbent-constituency relations

Read the Redistricting Frequently Asked Questions for more details about redistricting criteria.

Public Engagement:

Phase 1: Town Hall meetings will be held in April and May in each district to obtain public input on how the districts should be reconfigured. The City wants your input before drawing the new maps; no new maps will be presented at the town hall meetings. Residents may also submit their own redistricting plan to the Planning & Development Department by July 20.
Phase 2: District boundaries are redrawn based on 2020 Census data, the redistricting criteria approved by City Council, and public input.
Phase 3: Draft Redistricting Plan is completed and presented to City Council.
Phase 4: Public may comment on the proposed new maps at three public hearings in July.

Town Hall Meetings

Each City Council district hosted a Town Hall meeting to explain the redistricting process, and to allow members of the public to give input to the City on how they want their district to look in the future. These meetings were conducted in person.

Residents who were not available to attend the meetings in person may choose to attend the virtual meeting. This meeting will only cover Redistricting; CIP updates will not be on the agenda.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 25
Join Microsoft Teams meeting
bit.ly/hou-redistricting
Call in (audio only) +1 936-755-1521,,861716070#
Phone Conference ID: 861 716 070#

All meetings held at 6 p.m.

DateCouncil MemberDistrict Location
Tuesday, April 19Dave MartinEKingwood Park Community Center,
4102 Rustic Woods Dr., 77345
Monday, April 25Karla CisnerosHMoody Park Community Center,
3725 Fulton St., 77009
Tuesday, April 26Amy PeckA

Trini Mendenhall Community Center,
1414 Wirt Rd., 77055

Monday, May 2Edward PollardJSharpstown Park Community Center,
6855 Harbor Town Dr., 77036

Tuesday, May 3
Abbie KaminCCongregation Emanu El,
1500 Sunset Blvd., 77005
Wednesday, May 4Martha Castex-TatumKFountain Life Center,
14083 S. Main St., 77035
Tuesday, May 10Robert GallegosIHCC Southeast Campus, Building D
6815 Rustic St., 77087

Thursday, May 12
Mary Nan HuffmanGGrace Presbyterian Church,
10221 Ella Lee Lane, 77042

Monday, May 16
Carolyn Evans-ShabazzDHCC South Campus,
1990 Airport Blvd, 77051
Tuesday, May 17Tiffany D. ThomasFAlief ISD Center of Talent Development,
14411 Westheimer Road, 77082

Wednesday, May 18
Dave MartinESpace Center Houston
1601 E. NASA Pkwy, 77058
Thursday, May 19Tarsha JacksonBAcres Home Multi-Service Center,
Senior Service Room,
6719 W. Montgomery Road, 77091
New Date:
Wednesday, May 25
Virtual MeetingAnyResidents who cannot attend the meetings in person may choose to attend a virtual meeting. This meeting will only cover Redistricting; CIP updates will not be on the agenda.

Join Microsoft Teams meeting
bit.ly/hou-redistricting

Call in (audio only) +1 936-755-1521,,861716070#
Phone Conference ID: 861 716 070#

6:00 p.m.

Meeting agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Redistricting video and public comment
  • Capital Improvement Projects presentation and public comment

Overall Timeline:

The process begins in March 2022 and will be complete when the newly-elected City Council takes office on January 2, 2024.

2022
Tuesday, March 29Budget and Fiscal Affairs City Council Committee presentation
Wednesday, March 30City adopts resolution containing restricting criteria
April-MayRedistricting Town Hall meetings
June-JulyDraft Redistricting Plan completed and presented to City Council
Wednesday, July 13Public hearings of City Council: 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20Public hearings of City Council: 9 a.m.
Wednesday, July 20Deadline for public submission of redistricting plans
AugustRevised Plan presented to City Council
SeptemberOn Council Agenda:
  • Ordinance declaring population of City, finding single-member districts materially imbalanced
  • Redistricting Plan ordinance establishing boundaries of single-member districts.


2023
JanuaryOn Council Agenda
  • Ratification of ordinances passed in September 2022.
July 22-August 21Filing Period for November 2023 General Election
November 7Election Day


2024
January 1New Council District boundaries go into effect
January 2Mayor, Council Members, Controller assume their offices


Council Districts

Enter your address into the Who is My Council Member website to verify your district, or review the current City Council District map below.


Submitting a redistricting plan:

The public is encouraged to submit a redistricting plan. All plans submitted to the City for consideration must:

  • Be in writing;
  • Be based on the 2020 federal census;
  • Redistrict the entire City so that Council may assess its impact on protected minority groups*; and
  • Conform to redistricting criteria in Sec. 3 of the City’s Redistricting Resolution.

* Citizens may propose that certain voting precincts, neighborhoods, or locations be included in a specific district.

In order for the City to properly analyze any plan, it must be submitted by the last public hearing in City Council.

The Planning & Development Department will set up a computer with the redistricting software installed at our offices at 611 Walker Street, 6th Floor. We will also lend technical assistance to anyone interested in creating a redistricting plan.

Contact Rupesh Koshy at rupesh.koshy@houstontx.gov or 832-393-6552 to make an appointment.

Questions or Comments

In order for the City to properly analyze any plan, it must be submitted to the 

Planning & Development Department at 611 Walker Street, 6th Floor 

by the last public hearing in City Council.

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