Dallas City Council adopted a new district map days before the official deadline.

Council members adopted the map June 27. The city charter requires the creation of a redistricting commission every 10 years when new census numbers are released.

Ahead of adoption, council debated over the redrawn map in two meetings after a redistricting commission recommended it in May.

Council had 45 days to adopt a new map from the date the recommended plan was submitted to Mayor Eric Johnson. The deadline was June 29.

Johnson said redistricting is “critical to a functioning representative democracy” and praised redistricting commission Chair Jesse Oliver.

“I am pleased that the Dallas City Council was able to coalesce around further modifications to the new map,” Johnson said in a statement. “I would also like to thank all of our residents who participated in the process by submitting a map, providing feedback or attending a public meeting. Public engagement is critical to building a stronger city."

The new council boundaries will be implemented in the next general election May 6.

The final map and more information can be found at www.dallasredistricting.com.