November 30, 2021
1:30 P.M.

The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in special session on the 30th of November, 2021, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas, and via video conference at 1:30 p.m.

1:36 P.M.               CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas and via video conference
Mayor Daniel M. Pope; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale; Council Member Juan A. Chadis; Council Member Randy Christian; Council Member Jeff Griffith; Council Member Latrelle Joy; Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris; City Manager W. Jarrett Atkinson; City Secretary Rebecca Garza; City Attorney Chad Weaver
                         Council Member Juan A. Chadis attended via video conference.
Note:      City Council addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • 1.1-1.3; 3
  • Executive Session was deleted.

   1. Hear and discuss presentations regarding the following and provide guidance to staff as appropriate.
   1. Presentation by legal counsel of draft illustrative plan redistricting the City Council Member Districts based on recently issued 2020 Census data

Rebecca Garza, city secretary, introduced the item, gave comments, and answered questions from City Council. David Mendez, with Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, and Acosta, LLP, gave a presentation on the draft illustrative plan redistricting the City Council Districts based on 2020 Census data and answered questions from City Council. Additionally, Mr. Mendez presented on city of Lubbock demographics and the process used to develop the draft illustrative plan.
   2. The City Council will hear Citizen Comments on redistricting. Per Resolution No. 2021-R0410, any proposed redistricting plans and citizen comments must be submitted in writing and be legible, even if the person also makes the comments orally during the Citizen Comment period. Redistricting plans can be submitted to either or by the conclusion of the Citizen Comment period. The Citizen Comment form can be found here:

Citizen Comments submitted in writing (copies were provided to City Council):
  • Clyde James submitted written citizen comments regarding redistricting to City Council.
Citizen Comments delivered orally:
  • Clyde James appeared before City Council to speak on redistricting.
   3. Discussion by the City Council of the draft redistricting plan and amendments, if necessary, to develop a redistricting plan for future adoption

David Mendez, with Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta, LLP, gave remarks regarding citizen comments that were given at the November 16, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting and answered questions from City Council. Mr. Mendez further presented draft redistricting plan 1A, and noted changes from the current map. With discussion and direction from City Council, Mr. Mendez developed additional draft redistricting plans.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager; Rebecca Garza, city secretary; and Chad Weaver, city attorney, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.

City Council gave direction to staff to add a discussion on draft redistricting plans to the December 7, 2021, work session.
At the completion of Item 1.3., the City Council recesses into Executive Session.
   2. Executive Session
   1. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.071, with legal counsel for advice about pending or contemplated litigation or settlement agreement and on matters in which the duty of the attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct conflicts with Chapter 551.

This item was deleted.
Redistricting for the City

This item was deleted.
   3. Adjourn
There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Pope adjourned the meeting.

The November 30, 2021 Special City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 11th day of January, 2022.

Rebecca Garza, City Secretary


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