According to the 2010 Census data, the City's council member districts are not of sufficiently equal population and must be redrawn in order to comply with the "one-person, one-vote" principle established by the U.S. Constitution.
The Rockport City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 to solicit comments from the public on the proposed plan. The City Council also heard comments at the Tuesday, September 27, 2011 City Council Workshop & Regular Meetings. Final adoption of the plan was conducted at the September 27, 2011 City Council Meeting.
The City has submitted the Redistricting Plan to the Department of Justice and Notice of that submittal has been posted on the City's website and bulletin board used for posting of City Council Meetings.
A complete duplicate copy of the preclearance submission (PDF) is available for public review at City Hall during regular business hours. In addition to the submission letter the following Exhibits are available:
Exhibit A: Ordinance Adopting Proposed Plan (PDF)
Exhibit B: Resolution Adopting Existing Plan (PDF)
Exhibit C: Map of Proposed Wards (PDF)
Exhibit D: Map of Existing Wards (PDF)
Exhibit E: Demographics for Proposed Plan (PDF)
Exhibit Fax: Demographics for Existing Plan (PDF)
Exhibit G: City Charter Provisions (PDF)
Exhibit H: Resolution Adopting Criteria (PDF)
Exhibit I: Resolution Adopting Guidelines (PDF)
Exhibit J: Preclearance Letters (PDF)
Exhibit K: Spanish Surname Registered Voters Chart (PDF)
Exhibit L: VTD Census & Block List (PDF)
Exhibit M: Maps (Hispanic/African-American Populations) (PDF)
Exhibit N: Election Results 2000 to Present (PDF)
Exhibit O: Meeting Minutes -City Council (PDF)
Exhibit P: Maps & Demographic Charts
Exhibit Q: Public Hearing Notices -Newspaper/Website (PDF)
Exhibit R: Outreach Letters/Community Contact List (PDF)
Exhibit S: Agenda & Minutes from Public Hearing (PDF)
Exhibit T: Newspaper Articles (PDF)
Exhibit U: Agendas of Meetings of City Council (PDF)
Exhibit V: Notice of Availability of Submission for Review (PDF)
Exhibit W: Minority Contacts (PDF)
La informacion y el material reacionados con el proceso de redistribucion, se encuentran disponibles en Espanol. Para mayor informacion, sirvase contactar Teresa Valdez en 361-729-2213 or email Teresa Valdez.
Please direct any questions to City Secretary Teresa Valdez at 361-729-2213 or email Teresa Valdez.