Redistricting Hearings in Houston November 20th
A Public Hearing on Redistricting will be held November 20th, 10:00 a.m. at The University of Houston Athletic/Alumni Center, O'Quinn Great Hall, 3100 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004. It will be hosted by the Texas Senate Select Committee on Redistricting Committee, subcommittees of the House Committee on Redistricting, and the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence.
Houston is expected to gain 2 additional congressional districts in 2011 and this is the only local opportunity for the public to provide input as to how all district lines should be redrawn for the U.S. Congress, State Senate and House, State Board of Education and Judiciary. Witnesses will be limited to 5 minutes each and may submit written testimony in addition to or in place of verbal testimony by providing 25 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Committee staff during the hearing.
This venue will hold up to 200 people and witnesses must fill out a request to speak at the hearing so please come early. A great deal of information about the redistricting process, state and federal laws governing redistricting and statistical information is also available at the Committees' website at http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/redist/redist.html