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Proposed Austin City Council map resembles current map

Redistricting commission releases first draft of new Austin City Council map. (City of Austin/Austin Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission)

The Austin Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission released a proposed map of a new city council district map heavily based on the existing map drawn in 2013.

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Keeping the politicians out of redistricting

The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, a group of 14 unpaid Austinites who were selected partially at random from a large pool of vetted applicants, convenes once a decade to perform one of the most essential tasks in city government.

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2020 Census: Austin falls short of 1 million people but continues to boom alongside other Texas metros

Austin was one of 14 U.S. metros to grow by more than 100,000 residents from 2010-2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Sonia Garcia/Austonia)

Instead of topping 1 million, as many expected, the city of Austin grew by just under 172,000 residents from 2010-2020 to reach 961,855 residents in 2020, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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