Honestly, Do You Care About the City of Lubbock’s Redistricting Process? [POLL]
On Thursday the Lubbock City Council heard from the Redistricting Committee who gave their final recommendation for the city’s redistricting plan. According to Cole Shooter of KFYO News, the meeting got a little tense with some back and forth with Councilman Victor Hernandez who complained that the citizens weren’t fully informed on how the public could raise concerns.
There were some citizens who put forward their own plans, but overall it seemed that the people in Lubbock didn’t really care about redistricting. According to KFYO News:
District 1 Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez took issue with the information available to those attending the public hearings, and what was needed for the group to draft new maps from issues raised by the constituents that attended the public hearings. No public speakers appeared at the public meetings in Districts 4, 5, and 6.
During the public hearings process, the committee decided to only accept recommendations in writing, through forms provided at the public hearing venue. Hernandez pressed Warnick on the decision, with concern that his own suggestions were not considered by the committee.
Does it seem odd to anyone else that the most politically active districts had no one show up to the public meetings? I really do wonder how many people cared. Let us know in today’s LFN Poll of the Day.