In the end, it would be quicker to name the council members who didn't submit amendments to the Redistricting Commission by Monday's 3 p.m. deadline: Sheffie Kadane, Angela Hunt, Jerry Allen and Sandy Greyson. Everyone else had something to say, including Mayor Mike, who actually turned in two amendments -- one to Bill Betzen's cPlan03, which wasn't the plan submitted to the mayor by the commission, and another to the so-called "unity map" drawn up by Domingo Garcia, Billy Ratcliff and Brooks Love. Several other council members worked in teams: Dwaine Caraway, Tennell Atkins and Carolyn Davis submitted several do-overs, while Delia Jasso, Scott Griggs, Monica Alonzo, Linda Koop and Ann Margolin turned in their cPlan16d fine-tunings.
We're going to spend what's sure to be a very thrilling lunch break studying the new maps, which were just posted to the Redistricting Commission's website in advance of Saturday's 3 p.m. special meeting of the council at City Hall to discuss the maps before they're shipped off to the Justice Department.
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Update: One thing I note upon a cursory review: Caraway, Atkins and Davis have a plan to add back that fourth majority-African-American district. Right now, the "unity plan" has but three.