The ideal population for a city district in Georgetown is 9,554 people. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Georgetown City Council approved the new council district map at a Dec. 17 meeting after months of legal counsel and examining data from the 2020 census.
Redistricting is a process that begins after every decennial census. The city began talking about redistricting its seven council districts at an Oct. 26 meeting. The Williamson County Elections Department will mail out new voter registration cards in January to all active registered voters, according to a press release. These cards will include new City Council district numbers and county voting precinct numbers. The new council maps must go into effect before Jan. 19, the start of the filing period for candidates in Districts 3, 4 and 7. These candidates will be on the ballot for the May City Council election, according to the release.
Individuals can read more on the city’s redistricting process here and watch recorded meetings concerning redistricting here.
Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation, nonprofits, and healthcare. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.
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