The City Council approved new council district boundaries following a public hearing on April 25. The district boundaries were recommended by the Council District Boundary Commission, which was appointed earlier this year and tasked with redrawing the districts with data from the 2020 Census. The new boundaries will take effect following the Council election in May 2023.
The City Charter requires that the City Council appoint a commission every 10 years to review the boundaries following the release of U.S. Census results to ensure that the population distribution among City Council districts be approximately equal.
The boundaries that were adopted following the 2010 Census needed to be adjusted due to population growth. With an official population of 119,469, the ideal population in each of the four districts is 29,867. Based on the current City Council district boundaries, districts 1, 2 and 3 had between 2,000 and 3,800 too few residents, while district 4 had 8,600 too many residents. Under the map approved last month by the Council, all council districts now contain between 28,698 and 30,491 residents
For more information, including a history of council boundary districts in Richardson and packets from the Council District Boundary Commission meetings, visit www.cor.net/boundarycommission.