DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(050922)ODESSA CITY COUNCIL 2ND PUBLIC HEARING ON REDISTRICTING

Odessa, Texas/May 9, 2022-The Odessa City Council held the 2nd  and final public hearing on redistricting at Monday’s work session. The City Council’s demographer presented a demographics report on the summary of the 2020 census, and also presented redistricting maps for Plan A and Plan D adopted by the Odessa City Council. 

(Denise Swanner, Odessa City Council-At Large) 

Redistricting is the revision or replacement of existing electoral districts, resulting in new districts with different geographical boundaries. The basic purpose of redistricting is to equalize population among districts. 

(Denise Swanner, Odessa City Council-At Large) 

During the public hearing on redistricting, Gene Collins and JoAnn Davenport-Littleton and other members of the African-American voiced their opposition to the redistricting maps of Plan A & D 

(Joann Littleton, Community Activist) 

Joann Littleton and other African American residents believe that the demographer skewed the district numbers in favor of the city council leaving out input from minority residents of Odessa. 

(Joann Littleton, Community Activist) 

The Odessa City Council will soon vote on which plan to adopt, either at the next work session or upcoming city council meeting. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

Author: Danny Barrera