Fulshear could soon see the process of redistricting begin within the city.

As the city of Fulshear sees continued population growth, City Council decided to move forward with obtaining additional information on what the redistricting process will look like for the city at a Feb. 20 council meeting.

Current situation

The city of Fulshear is split into five district council seats with two additional at-large council representatives, according to the city’s website. The district maps were last updated at a January 2022 council meeting, where the districts were divided to accommodate approximately 3,256 citizens per district.

Council member Sarah Johnson said she was concerned districts 1 and 4 are underrepresented since the population in those areas has grown since the lines were drawn in 2022. District 1 includes the neighborhoods of Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek, Fulshear Run, Bois D’Arc Estates, Fulshear Creek Crossing and Polo Ranch; District 4 has portions of Cross Creek Ranch, according to information on the city website.

With more citizens moving in, Johnson said it is important to ensure all areas have an accessible representative they can reach out to so their voices can be heard.

Mayor Aaron Groff said the city has seen growth in District 1’s population in recent months.

“Based on the growth in the last 18 months, District 1 is now by population the largest district and therefore may not have the representation that any of us desire as far as the split of our districts,” Groff said.

What’s next

City Council requested Fulshear city staff reach out to a consultant regarding the options and process for exploring redistricting the city’s council districts.

If the process is started now, Groff said the new districts should be ready for the 2025 elections.