Redistricting Commission discusses plans for Gonzales


The Gonzales Redistricting Commission met Wednesday at 5:30 to discuss plans for outcomes of the 2020 Census. 

City Attorney Dan Santee said the release of 2020 Census data has been delayed until possibly September. This data will determine wether the current boundaries of the city's four municipal districts can remain in place, or need to be redrawn based on changes in the distribution of population. 

The Commission, made up of Caitlyn Boscamp of District 1, David Tucy of District 2, Isaac Anzaldua of District 3, and Noel Reese and Felipe Leon of District 4, was appointed at the April 8 City Council meeting. Each council member selected one representative from their district, with an additional representative— Felipe Leon— appointed by Mayor Connie Kacir.

Santee gave a presentation regarding the process of redistriciting, laying out what the commission's job would be and allowing them to discuss how they wanted to proceed. Nothing was decided that night as far as boundaries, as all decisions will be made based on population data. 

To watch the Inquirer's Facebook Live stream of the meeting, click here.