Redistricting is the process of redrawing district boundaries with the goal of equal voter representation. According to the 2020 United States Census data, the City of Wichita Falls City Council Districts are not of sufficiently equal population and District lines must be redrawn to comply with the "one-person one-vote" principle, Voting Rights Act, and applicable federal and state laws.
The City of Wichita Falls contracted with Allison, Bass and Magee, L.L.P. to provide redistricting services. On December 7, 2021, the City Council approved Resolution 151-2021 initiating the redistricting process, establishing criteria for redistricting, and appointing an advisory committee. The committee met with Bob Bass on March 21, 2022, and reviewed the initial demographic assessment and proposed plan. The table below shows the current population by District and the population by District under the proposed redistricting plan.
A public hearing will be held on July 19, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers of Memorial Auditorium, 1300 Seventh Street, to allow citizens to provide input on the proposed plan. A current City Council District map, proposed map, the Initial Assessment provided by the consultant, and the Notice of Public Hearing can be viewed through the links below.