Sugar Land Redistricting Advisory Committee to present recommendation to city council tomorrow

Sugar Land’s citizen-led Redistricting Advisory Committee unanimously approved a recommendation for updated boundaries during an Aug. 14 meeting to be presented to City Council tomorrow, Aug. 21 during a regular meeting.

Here is an overview of the recommended updated boundary lines:



The new district boundary map places 27,037 residents in District 1; 26,365 residents in District 2; 26,966 residents in District 3; and 28,329 residents in District 4.

With the annexation of Greatwood and New Territory in December, the population needed to be redistributed among the four single-council member districts. Between annexation and the May city council elections, New Territory was temporarily assigned to District 2 as 2-I, and Greatwood was temporarily assigned to District 4 as 4-I.

The ideal size for each district was 27,174 residents, based on dividing the 2010 census population of 108,697 by four. Upon annexation, Sugar Land’s population increased to 117,869.

A high-priority goal throughout the process is ensuring each district reflects the overall population of Sugar Land.



For more information about redistricting, click here.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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