The City of Greenville has six Council districts which are defined by ordinance. The boundaries are subject to review every ten (10) years by the City Council to ensure equal voting rights for all citizens under state and federal law.
The 10-year review shall occur by February of the year following the year of release of the full decennial U.S. Census. If during the review any district is found to include a number of residents that is more than fifteen percent (15%) higher than any other district, the Council district boundaries shall be redefined by ordinance to compensate for that disparity.
Any such ordinance shall be passed by June of that same year, if possible; and the ordnance shall set council districts, containing official numbers of residents, to no more than ten percent (10%) higher than any other district, based on data from the most recent U.S. Census. The Council shall only pass such a redistricting ordinance within the confines of state and federal law at the time the ordinance is passed.
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Plan 2 was adopted by the City Council on December 14, 2021, after 2020 Census results were received.
The Citizens Advisory Committee met on December 7, 2021, and studied a plethera of options, deliberated, and finalized two plans to present to the City Council. Both Plan 1 and Plan 2 ensured all applicable provisions for the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, the Voting Rights Act, and the Texas Election Code are honored.
The City Council reviewed both of these plans on December 14, 2021, at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. A Public Hearing was also held at 6:00 p.m. during the Regular Meeting. The City Council carefully reviewed both plans and ultimately adopted Plan 2.
This redistricting will affect certain districts within the City of Greenville and may move you to a new district as well as having a new City Council representative. The map above of Plan 2 shows a general redistricting plan and more details will become available in the near future.
In the meantime, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 903-457-3130 or 903-457-3121 for more information and we will assist you as much as we are able to with the information we currently have.