City of El Paso Hosts Community Meetings About Redistricting Process
The 2020 census has come and gone but its effects will be felt for generations. The U.S. government uses the census for a lot of things not the least of which is to apportion Representatives.
But what you may not know is that state governments and city governments do the same thing. The districts of the city of El Paso are up for grabs this year, 2022, as the lines between 'this district' and 'that one' become hotly debated.
Often these changes are made without the knowledge of the public, which is why it is so important for every El Paso citizen who believes in self-rule and the principles of civics to learn more about what their representatives are proposing for redistricting.
Luckily the city of El Paso is putting on a series of meetings to help El Paso citizens understand just that, meaning what is being proposed for redistricting and what that will mean for them. Check out their press release HERE.
Check out the list of meetings below and make sure to attend if you want to be a proactive citizen who understands the blessing that is your ability to be part of self-governance and democracy.
The following in-person meetings are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.:
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2022 Westside Regional Command Center 4801 Osborne Dr.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022 Pebble Hills Regional Command Center 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022 Mission Valley Regional Command Center 9011 Escobar Dr.
MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022 Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center 3001 Parkwood St.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2022 Memorial Senior Center 1800 Byron St.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 Marty Robbins Recreation Center 11620 Vista del Sol Dr.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2022 Hilos de Plata Senior Center 4451 Delta Dr
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022 Northeast Regional Command Center 9600 Dyer St.
Residents who attend the in-person meeting are STRONGLY advised to wear a mask.
The public can learn more about the City’s Districting Commission, by visiting ElPasoTexas.gov/ShapeEP.
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