Who requires redistricting?

Federal and state law requires single-member Council districts to be configured so that they are relatively equal in total population according to the 2010 federal census. This is a requirement of Amendments 14 and 15 of the U.S. Constitution, the Voting Rights Act and the Texas Government Code.

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1. What is redistricting?
2. Why is redistricting needed?
3. Who requires redistricting?
4. Does redistricting affect decisions regarding land-use such as apartments?
5. Will redistricting affect school district boundaries?
6. Will any city services be eliminated, changed or affected in some way?
7. Can I provide input?
8. What is a single-member Council district?
9. How many single-member Council districts are in Sugar Land?
10. Will current Council members lose their seats on Council due to redistricting?
11. Who will create the new districts?
12. Who approves the new districts?