PECOS COUNTY, TEXAS — 2021 REDISTRICTING PROJECT: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pecos County, Texas (“County”), by and through its governing body, the Pecos County Commissioners Court (“Commissioners Court”), will hold a public meeting at the following date, time, and location — and at that meeting will conduct a public hearing regarding the County’s 2021 Redistricting Project (“Project”):
DATE: October 12, 2021
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Pecos County Courthouse
103 West Callaghan Street
Fort Stockton, Texas 79735
According to the 2020 United States Census data, the County’s commissioner precincts are not of sufficiently equal population and must be redrawn to comply with the “one-person, one-vote” principle established by the United States Constitution and other authority. The Commissioners Court is considering new boundaries for its commissioner precincts. The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss potential options for the drawing of those new boundaries in compliance with the law for the Project.
The Commissioners Court adopted Guidelines for public participation regarding the Project. The Guidelines may be reviewed and downloaded from the County’s website at www.co.pecos.tx.us. The Guidelines, among other things, require that: (1) all comments be submitted in writing, even if made orally at the public hearing; and (2) all written comments must be delivered to the County by the close of the public hearing. Also, any redistricting plan submitted to the County for consideration must conform to the redistricting Criteria adopted by the Commissioners Court. The Criteria may be reviewed and downloaded from the County’s website at www.co.pecos.tx.us.
Should you have questions regarding the scheduled public meeting and hearing, please contact the office of the Pecos County Judge at the Pecos County Courthouse, 103 West Callaghan Street, Fort Stockton, Texas 79735 (telephone 432-336-2792).
The Commissioners Court encourages participation in the redistricting process for the Project and invites all interested persons to attend the meeting and participate in the public hearing.