redistricting

City Council Redistricting/Bexar County Sheriff
5:22 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

City Council Redistricting and the Race for Bexar County Sheriff

Revised lines for San Antonio City Council Districts.
Chris Eudaily TPR

With population shifts revealed by the latest census numbers, it was time to re-draw city council districts. David Mendez is the man charged with drawing the new boundaries and making sure everyone has equal representation in San Antonio. The race for Bexar County Sheriff features Democrat incumbent Amadeo Ortiz and Republican Retired Air Force General Susan Pamerleau.

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City Council Redistricting
4:06 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

City Council to Take Up Approval of New District Lines

Austin attorney David Mendez shows the revised illustrative map he drew after gathering input from the community on new council district boundary lines.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

“Simplistically said, San Antonio’s population growth during the decade is Hispanic, very much Hispanic," said David Mendez, who has been drawing redistricting maps for more than 30 years.

He said San Antonio is straightforward when it comes to redrawing city council district lines, but what was different for the Alamo City during this census round is where the growth was reported, and who was moving there.

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