The City of Rosenberg began the process to redraw the City Council Single-Member District boundaries following the results of 2020 Census in early 2021. On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, City Council formally adopted Map “E” Defining New City Council District Boundary Lines. Read the news release here.
Important upcoming dates are as follows:
- Citizen Maps Must Be Submitted by: November 12, 2021 ✔
- First Public Hearing: December 14, 2021 ✔
- Second Public Hearing: January 4, 2022 ✔
- Latest Date to Adopt Maps: January 18, 2022 ✔
- First Day to File for Place on Ballot: January 19, 2022 ✔
- Last Day to File for Place on Ballot: February 18, 2022
Election Redistricting Plan Committee Members: On Sept. 7, 2021, City Council formed an Election Redistricting Plan Committee to assist in the redistricting process. Citizens appointed to the committee were:
- Cynthia McConathy
- Rose Pickens
- Allen Scopel
- Rose Lopez
Initial Assessment with Maps - Bojorquez Law Firm, PC presents their analysis of the results of the recently released 2020 Census data as applied to the current configuration of Rosenberg's councilmember districts.
DRAFT MAP REPORTS
At the October 19, 2021 City Council meeting, the following resolutions were approved and adopted:
- Resolution No. R-3167 - Criteria for Use in the 2020 Redistricting Process
- Resolution No. R-3168 - Guidelines for 2020 Redistricting Proposals
At the January 4, 2022 City Council meeting, the following ordinance was approved and adopted:
Find posted meeting agendas here.
Read the Redistricting News Release here.
View the 2021 Newly Adopted Fort Bend County Commissioner Precincts here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is redistricting? Redistricting is the process of changing single-member district boundaries based on data received from the U.S. Census Bureau. Rosenberg’s new population for 2020 is estimated at 38,140 which is an increase of 24.6% causing the need for the district boundaries to be remapped.
Why is redistricting necessary? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Rosenberg’s new population for 2020 is estimated at 38,140 which is an increase of 24.6%. This significant increase is causing the need for the district boundaries to be remapped. District 1 currently has 7,674 residents; District 2 has 9,681; District 3 has 7,768; and District 4 has 13,017. The goal of redistricting would be to evenly split the City to an average district size of approximately 9,535 with a maximum deviation of ten percent.
What criteria should be considered during redistricting? Identifiable geographic boundaries should be followed. Communities of interest should be maintained. Avoid splitting neighborhoods. Composed of whole voting precincts (when possible/practicable). Configured so they are relatively equal in total population. Compact & composed of contiguous territory. Preservation of incumbent-constituency relations by recognition of the residence of incumbents. Not crack or pack minority voters. Composed of whole census block groups or blocks. Within acceptable Total Maximum Deviation. Narrowly tailor the plan to comply with the Voting Rights Act.
How do I submit a Citizen Map and what information does it need? Proposed Maps submitted by members of the public must: be submitted in writing (legible) by November 12, 2021; show the Total Population & Voting Age Population for Blacks, Hispanics, Asians & White/Other for each proposed City Council district; be submitted by the established Deadlines; redistrict the entire City, not just the district they care most about; conform to the Criteria.