On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, the US Department of Justice approved Taylor's redistricting plan.

The City of Taylor is divided into 4 single member districts and 1 at large district for election purposes. Based on the results of the 2010 Census the city is required to redistrict this year to be in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act. The redistricting process required an initial assessment, council and citizen input, and approval by the Department of Justice prior to the May, 2012 elections.

A public hearing was held on June 30 at 6 pm at the Taylor Public Library. Public comment was received on an illustrative plan approved by Council at their June 9th council meeting.

After receiving citizen feedback, a second public hearing was held on July 21, 2011 at 6 pm at the Taylor Public Library. This meeting provided an opportunity to view the proposed LULAC Plan and 2 additional plans. The LULAC plan was developed apart from the data and tools available to the City's consulting law firm. Thus, the LULAC plan's demographics differ from the consultant attorney's demographic data. Both data sets were presented for public review and comment.
At the July 28th meeting council approved a single plan (Plan A1) that was submitted to the Department of Justice on September 2 for review. If approved, this plan will go into effect in 2012.
The firm of Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, and Acosta was hired to conduct this process. For more information contact Dianna Barker at 352-3676.

Demographic Comparisons

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