Residents of several Austin neighborhoods urged a commission Saturday to tweak — or, some said, overhaul — a draft map that divides Austin into 10 City Council districts.
The most displeasure was directed at District 7, a skinny shape that runs from West Austin to far North Austin, and at District 9, which encompasses neighborhoods in South, Central, North and East Austin.
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Racial and ethnic data for draft districts
The percentages of white, black and Hispanic voting-age residents in each of the 10 draft City Council districts, according to the 2010 census. The numbers don’t add up to 100 percent because residents were allowed to check more than one box for race and ethnicity in the census.
District / White / African-American / Hispanic
1 / 47% / 30% / 37%
2 / 56% / 10% / 67%
3 / 64% / 8% / 48%
4 / 58% / 10% / 59%
5 / 78% / 5% / 33%
6 / 77% / 5% / 14%
7 / 75%/ 7% / 18%
8 / 84% / 2% / 16%
9 / 79% / 3% / 15%
10 / 85% / 2% / 9%
More public hearings
The commission in charge of drawing 10 City Council districts will hold three more public hearings on its draft map before revising the map.
6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Room 1.222 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River St.
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road.
6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30, Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.