September 27 Public Hearing: Proposed City Council Ward Boundary Changes

The Reapportionment Ad Hoc Committee will hold a Public Hearing to solicit comment on proposed City Council Ward boundary changes on September 27 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 201 West Gray Street. Map attached

The City Charter requires the Committee present a proposal to the City Council equalizing the population among the wards after they receive the results of the Federal Decennial Census. Currently the difference between the largest and the smallest ward is 4,386, which is 27.41% of the average ward population of 16,003.

The proposed plan reduces the overall range from the average ward size to 10.02%. All of the wards are modified by the proposal. In addition to equalizing the population, the Committee strives to create compact wards with easily identified boundaries. They also focus on keeping neighborhoods and areas of common interest intact.

The plan can be reviewed at: https://arcg.is/0Lz5qi

Ward Population Statistics

Ward

Current Ward Population

Current % Deviation

Proposed Ward Population

Proposed % Deviation

1

15,018

-6.16%

16,083

0.50%

2

14,845

-7.24%

16,757

4.71%

3

14,824

-7.37%

16,943

5.87%

4

14,129

-11.71%

15,897

-0.66%

5

16,610

3.79%

15,339

-4.15%

6

18,515

15.70%

15,344

-4.12%

7

18,309

14.41%

16,067

0.40%

8

15,776

-1.42%

15,596

-2.54%

Ward population is based on the Public Law 91-171 redistricting data released by the US Census Bureau August 12, 2021. 

Should citizens have questions, please contact Joyce Green at 405-366-5467 or [email protected].