Independent Citizens Redistricting CommissionAug. 10, 2022

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Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) June 29, 2022, at 6 p.m. Permitting and Development Center (PDC); Room 1401-02 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the ICRC may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, call or email the board liaison at 512-974-3119 or CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Shaina Kambo Sara Inés Calderón Selina Yee Christina Puentes, Chair Joshua Blank Camellia Falcon Nancy Palma Staff In Attendance Andrei Lubomudrov, City's Senior Planner Christine Granados, ICRC Administrative Prabhu Kannan John McKiernan-Gonzalez Errol Hardin Eugene Schneider Erin Dempsey Luis Gonzalez, Vice-Chair Dr. Sterling Lands Members in Attendance Christina Puentes, Chair Luis Gonzalez, Vice Chair Joshua Blank Sara Inés Calderón Camellia Falcon Shaina Kambo Prabhu Kannan Sterling Lands John McKiernan-Gonzalez Nancy Palma Eugene Schneider Selina Yee DRAFT MINUTES CALL TO ORDER Chair Puentes called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. with 10 members present. and Commissioner Kambo joined at 6:15 p.m. and Commissioner Schneider joined at 6:24 p.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No members of the public signed up to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The April 6, 2022, ICRC meeting minutes were approved unanimously without objection. 2. NEW BUSINESS The ICRC may discuss and take action on the following agenda items: A. Introduction of new ICRC members Commissioners McKiernan-Gonzalez and Palma introduced themselves. B. Adoption of annexations City Senior Planner Andrei Lubomudrov gave an overview of the annexation process. On Commissioner Land's motion and Commissioner Kannan's second, the ICRC unanimously approved tabling the adoption of annexations until after the City Council has taken the approved action. C. Contract renewal for legal counsel and mapping ICRC agreed to renew contract for legal counsel and mapping specialist through 2023. D. Identify future meeting dates re: action on potential annexations On Vice Chair Gonzalez's motion and Commissioner Blank's second, the ICRC unanimously approved and adopted 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, as the next ICRC meeting date. E. Elections On Commissioner McKiernan-Gonzalez's motion and Commissioner Land's second, ICRC Commissioners Blank, Calderón, Kambo, Kannan, Lands, McKiernan-Gonzalez, Palma, Schneider, Yee and Chair Puentes, approved and adopted Vice Chair Gonzalez as Chair of the ICRC with Commissioner Falcon abstaining. Chair Puentes called for vote on new vice chair. Number of votes cast.....................................12 Necessary for election.....................unanimous Commissioner Yee received...........................7 Commissioner Palma received......................5 On Commissioner Land's motion and Commissioner Blank's second, the motion for ICRC to accept the person who received the highest number of votes as vice chair failed 7-5. On Commissioner Kambo's motion and Commissioner Kannan's second, the ICRC unanimously approved allowing Commissioner Yee to serve as interim vice chair until Wednesday, August 10, 2022. F. Housekeeping Chair Puentes reminded commissioners to log into their City emails. 2. UNFINISHED BUSINESS The ICRC may discuss and take action on the following agenda items: A. Website update Chair Puentes showed the ICRC's new website. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS • Action on annexations • Vice chair election ADJOURNMENT Chair Puentes adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m. with no objections. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Matt Dugan at the Housing and Planning Department, at 512-974-7665 and, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, please contact Matt Dugan at 512-974-7665 and or Lisa Rodriguez at 512- 974-3119 and