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4-2-1 proposal deserves a fair hearing
June 21, 2015 – Galveston County Daily News – by Kimberly Worner
The idea of changing the arrangement of Galveston’s City Council deserves a frank public debate and islanders shouldn’t allow early opposition from voting and minority rights groups to stall the process short of that.
Proposed council districts draw protest
June 15, 2015 – Galveston County Daily News – by John Wayne Ferguson
A proposal from a city committee that could lead to a longtalked about change toGalveston is drawing public criticism from civil rights groups — before the City Council is evenconfirmed to be officially considering it.
Galveston voting district changes being considered
May 7, 2015 – Galveston County Daily News – by John Wayne Ferguson
The city could be on its way to choosing a new way to elect its officials – and is looking to an old idea for inspiration.
Pasadena sued over redistricting
November 13, 2014 – Houston Chronicle (Houston Politics) – By Alvaro Ortiz
Latino plaintiffs say new at-large districts shifting control to Anglos
Trashing justice in Galveston County
September 12, 2013 – Houston Chronicle Editorials
The U.S. Supreme Cort tossed the South into chaos when it removed federal preclearance requirements to voting changes.
Collaborating Organizations 8/22/13 Objection to Galveston City Council changing election system from 6-1 to 4-2-1.
August 22, 2013 – Letter to City of Galveston City Attorney
It’s not the city council fighting the state, feds
July 25, 2013 – The Galveston County Daily News – By Norman Pappous
I read that Heber Taylor (“They’re already talking about the next election,” The Daily News, July 21) believes the city council should stop fighting the state and the feds over public housing. I guess I have missed some meetings!
Collaborating Organizations supplemental objections to Galveston County redistricting of commissioners court
March 15, 2012
Collaborating Organizations proposed settlement of objections to Justice of the Peace and constable redistricting
March 12, 2012
Department of Justice objection under Sec. 5 to Galveston County redistricting of commissioners court and constable and Justice of the Peace precincts
March 5, 2012
Collaborating Organizations supplemental objection to redistricting maps for commissioners court precincts
February 15, 2012
Collaborating Organizations supplemental objection to Galveston County redistricting maps for commissioners court precincts
November 29, 2011
Judge blocks Galveston County voter maps
November 23, 2011 – Houston Chronicle – By Harvey Rice
A federal judge has granted a request for the appointment of a three-judge panel to redraw voting districts in Galveston County for commissioners, justices of the peace and constables.
Collaborating Organizations objection to Galveston County redistricting commissioners court precincts
November 22, 2011
Collaborating Organizations objection to Galveston County redistricting constable and Justice of the Peace precincts
November 22, 2011
Collaborating Organizations recommendation to Galveston to adopt Map R2
October 24, 2011
Department of Justice objection to Galveston’s 4-2-1 plan
October 3, 2011
City of Galveston 8.2.11 Preclearance Request to DOJ for 4-2-1 plan
August 4, 2011
Collaborating Organizations objection to Galveston’s 4-2-1 plan
May 27, 2011