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Your Geographic Representation Cheat Sheet
A guide to competing maps and more Charter Revision issues
"...by Mayor Lee Leffingwell. But the main question of geographic representation and single-member districts remains decidedly unsettled. But don’t..."

Dec. 1, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin Needs Geographic Representation
"...of those 33,000 Austinites that signed the Austinites for Geographic Representation petition to get the 10-1 proposal on the..."

July 29, 2012 Postmarks

Geographic Districts Will Be Interesting
"...Begins," [News, Oct. 25]: Yes, I do think the geographic district will make it much, much cheaper to buy..."

Oct. 28, 2013 Postmarks

Unchartered Waters
City Hall and citizen advocates look toward a new model of representation – is the seventh time the charm?
"...in the struggle for equal rights and equitable political representation – are going back and forth on the committee's..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Doing the SMD Shuffle
Single-member district supporters gather at the Carver
"...The latest variation on Austin's endless dance with geographic representation might be summed up by the old Albert..."

May 24, 2011 News Post by Michael King

Austin and the 7-10 Split
Candidates in west and west-central districts find common cause
"...Council districts, the logic was simple. You add more geographic representation, more diversity of opinion, and a more accurate..."

July 22, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Geopolitical Fault Lines
Austin's latest attempt at single-member districts is getting a mixed response
"...not only to declare his plan for a hybrid geographic representation system, but also to criticize the single-member plan..."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Advocates Prepare for Showdown on Single-Member Districts
Two districting activist groups do outreach for the November election
"...As the debate over geographic representation for the City Council enters its final month,..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

City Hall Hustle: It's Not Easy Being Single
For the seventh time ... the SMD devil is in the details
"...that while the proposed hybrid election system provides for geographic representation, that's not the same thing as racial representation..."

May 6, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Single-Member Situation
Movement afoot – once again – to ask voters to endorse City Council districts
"...City Council members would reside in and represent specific geographic areas instead of running and representing citywide...."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Charter Changes? Hold That Thought.
Austin gains another six months to mull over single-member districts
"...single-member-district system (or a hybrid) that would provide new geographic representation...."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Road to 10-1
The City Council districting destination is settled. Is anybody driving the bus?
"...try to balance equitably, on the city map, the geographic and political residue of 175 years of history...."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

SMD: Seventh Time's the Charm?
Citizens' group collecting voter signatures for 10 City Council districts
"...Geographic representation for Austin voters, aka single-member districts, are returning..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Déjà Vu
Austin's perennial SMD hobby approaches another reprise
"...The first vote was to recommend "some form of geographic representation," which passed handily (14-1); the second – to..."

Feb. 10, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Beside the Point
Something's gotta give with city's at-large voting system
"...i.e., electing City Council members to represent a defined geographic area and in turn often a homogenous ethnic group..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

TDH: 4/25/11
The Daily Hustle asks if time's up for Single Member Districts
"...Adding geographic representation to the Austin City Council, with the Council..."

April 25, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: One More Time
Push comes to shove for districting city government – but we might fumble it once again
"...I was surveyed by phone on my opinions on geographic districts for Austin City Council members. (And you think..."

June 29, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Redistricting: Devils and Details
The ICRC attempts to increase minority representation
"...For years, minority representation on Austin's City Council has been either the direct..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Point Austin: Nothing From Something
In Austin politics, the more things change, the more they stay the same
"...before the Charter Revision Com­mittee makes its recommendation on geographic representation, and then council considers and votes on that..."

Jan. 13, 2012 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: ... Held an Election, and Nobody Came?
Cole's announcement for re-election dwindles the field again
"...to the City Charter, possibly including a switch to geographic representation, for starters...."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Lee Leffingwell: 'Think Long-Range'
The incumbent mayor defends his record
"...is: You know, I'm not a newcomer to this geographic district thing; I've supported that in every campaign since..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Citizens Needed
The city is considering charter revision, but the citizens are still yawning
"...its City Council, to enact some form of proportional, geographical representation – also known as "single-member districts." I don't..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Props & Bonds: Mixed, but Definitely Dramatic
Everything gets the green light except 6, 8, and 15
"...vote and E-Day – were the election changes, 10-1 geographic districts, and civil service rights for city employees. A..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: The Usual Suspects
The argument over geographic districts takes a nasty turn
"...But thanks to those vigilant folks at Austinites for Geographic Representation, we've learned that the council members who disagree..."

July 27, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Five and a Half Things About Sheryl Cole's Re-Election Kick-Off
SMDs to education, the Capitol Complex to … lipstick?
"...with examining the potential switch to some form of geographic representation. There, she contended that “We have not fully..."

Nov. 30, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Judge to Irving
Will the Irving decision affect elections in Austin?
"...completely from at-large municipal elections to a form of geographic representation. The edict, along with a potential local lawsuit,..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Pressley Settles on Martinez
Businesswoman Pressley sells rainwater and is an anti-fluoride activist
"...that you're for more Hispanics on the council, more geographic representation. You can say to them: 'Vote for me,..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...in itself. We hope that these brief demographic and geographic breakdowns help readers (and prospective voters) get a more..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

City Redistricting Commission Wants Its Own Lawyer
ICRC gets down to brass tacks before drawing new City Council boundaries
"...Com­mis­sion – the 14-member panel charged with drawing new geographic districts for the City Council – to curse during..."

July 26, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

The Long and Winding Road to 10-1
The steps to a December adoption of a district plan
"...• Receive grudging approval of Austinites for Geographic Representation for draft application...."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

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