UPDATE: here is the link to the new map released by the office of Mayor Annise Parker.
Mayor Annise Parker has scheduled a news conference Tuesday, May 10, to announce an updated redistricting map. It’s a compromise plan that includes input from more members of the community, including the critical Hispanic leadership.
The plan has won the approval of city council member James Rodriguez.Rodriguez issued a statement late Monday announcing his support and urging other Latino leaders to join him.
HOUSTON – I am proud to announce my support for the redistricting staff proposal that was presented today by Mayor Annise Parker. I ask that Houston’s Latino leadership join me in endorsing the plan. The proposal incorporates the recommendations submitted by the Latino leadership on April 20. The proposal provides an opportunity for the Latino community to gain representation on the Houston City Council.
I urge Latino leaders to sign up and speak in support of the redistricting plan at the public session of tomorrow’s (Tuesday, May 10) Houston City Council meeting. The public session begins at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. You can sign up to speak by calling the City Secretary’s Office at 832-393-1100.
I want to thank the Mayor and her staff for working with the Latino community leadership on this critical issue. I want to thank the Latino leadership for stepping forward and making the case for a redistricting plan that is fair to all communities. I also want to thank Dr. Laura Murillo and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for facilitating the Latino leadership effort during the past month and a half.