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Hays County Redistricting Advisory Commission 2021

Hays County is in the process of redistricting following the 2020 Census. A Redistricting Advisory Commission (RAC) was established by the Hays County Commissioners Court. The RAC will explore and endeavor to provide advisory input regarding the adjustment of Hays County Precinct boundaries, including Commissioners Precincts, Justice of the Peace Precincts and Constables Precincts.

This page is dedicated to providing timely, relevant and transparent information about that process. We welcome your feedback!

Four community meetings (one in each precinct) are planned to share proposed maps when they are ready. Check back here or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Next Door to get all the info!

Email your comments and questions.

Questions submitted here may not be published by Hays County on this site.

Meetings, Agendas, and Archived Videos

Work session meetings of the RAC are closed to the public in terms of comments and participation, but the public is welcome to watch the proceedings. Four community meetings to gather input on proposed maps are planned.

Meeting Schedule

See the upcoming RAC meeting schedule:

A YouTube link to watch a live stream of the meetings will be posted prior to each meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, 7 p.m. Watch Livehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6MY-2xyBH8

Monday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Work Session (Live Streamed for Public)

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Work Session (Live Streamed for Public)

Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Precinct 1 Community Meeting (Location TBD)

Saturday Oct. 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Precinct  2 Community Meeting (Location TBD)

Wednesday Oct. 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Precinct 3 Community Meeting (Location TBD)

Thursday Oct. 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Precinct  4 Community Meeting (Location TBD)

Friday Oct. 29, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Work Session (Live Streamed for Public)

Agendas & Minutes

View upcoming and past meeting agendas and minutes

October 7, 2021 RAC Work Session Agenda

Video Archives

Meeting Video Archives

RAC Work Session 10-6-21

RAC Work Session 9-28-21

 

RAC Appointees

Ruben Garza – appointed by Hays County Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe, Pct. 1

Michelle Lopez – appointed by Hays County Commissioner Mark Jones, Pct. 2

Shannon Fitzgerald –  appointed by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra

Ken Strange – appointed by Hays County Commissioner Lon Shell, Pct. 3

Steve Meyer – appointed by Hays County Commissioner Walt Smith, Pct. 4

The  Democratic and Republican Party Chairs for Hays County are also on the RAC:

Bob Parks, Republican Party Chair, Hays County

Mark Trahan, Democratic Party Chair, Hays County

 

RAC Charter

The Hays County Redistricting Advisory Commission (RAC), created in 2021 by the Hays County Commissioners Court, is tasked with exploring and endeavoring to provide advisory input regarding the adjustment of
Hays County Precinct boundaries. Click the image at the right to see the RAC Charter.

Proposed Precinct Boundary Maps (will be posted when Commission has them ready)

The proposed redistricting maps will be posted here. There will be four community meetings to gather input on the maps.

Existing Precinct Boundary Maps

These are the current Hays County district maps:

Commissioners

Constables and JPs

The links below provide the assessment (left) and initial analysis (right) for Hays County by the law firm approved by the Hays County Commissioners Court to oversee the redistricting process: Allison, Bass & Magee. Below those documents is a link to the video of Bob Bass presenting the information to the Hays County Commissioners Court on September 21, 2021. The presentation begins at 2:15:54.

Summary: Precinct 1 is overpopulated by 364 (.016%), Precinct 2 is overpopulated by 12,787 (21.22%), Precinct 3 is underpopulated by 13,907 (23.08%) and Precinct 4 is overpopulated by 775 (1.25%). To determine whether or not the county is legally obligated to redraw boundaries, the threshold for local governmental entities should have no more than a 10% top to bottom deviation. Hays County is at 44.3% top to bottom. Therefore, the boundaries must be redrawn.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and info will be posted here.

Hays County