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    Articles on 10-1 Redistricting Process

    November 14th, 2013
    by admin

    For the redistricting junkies out there, here are some articles on topic:

    Austin Chronicle, Nov. 15, 2013, “Point Austin: It’s a Map, Not a Revolution” (http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2013-11-15/point-austin-its-a-map-not-a-revolution/)

    Austin Chronicle, Nov. 15, 2013, “Redistricting: Making (Almost) Everyone Happy” (http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2013-11-15/redistricting-making-almost-everyone-happy/).  The most entertaining quote is below (though the ICRC apparently didn’t realize when “Tarrytown” was addressing them in the various statements from West Austin):

    During the redrafting, there emerged an extended, confusing dialogue about Tarrytown. A disproportionate amount of time seemed to be spent trying to figure out who “Tarrytown” wanted to be districted with, and who wanted to be districted with Tarrytown. And – at least as interpreted by the commission – there was little overlap between those two desires. By its third meeting, the commission had clearly had enough of Tarrytown and its series of unsuccessful playdates. “Tarrytown hasn’t really even spoken to us as much as some of the other neighborhoods,” pointed out a clearly exasperated Commissioner Ryan Rafols, “So why are we giving so much consideration to Tarrytown?”

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