Redistricting Update

The schedule for the citizen-led Redistricting Advisory Committee was recently streamlined to mitigate the impacts from new legislation passed by the Texas Legislature. This unfunded mandate goes into effect Sept. 1 and has the unintended consequence of requiring a special election that could result in a complete turnover of City Council. The new law creates additional expenses for local taxpayers, disrupts continuity of government and is inconsistent with the City Charter, a document recommended by a citizen task force and approved by local voters. The city of Sugar Land has been partnering with its local legislative delegation to update the new law's unintended consequences, but we recognize this process takes time, so the streamlined redistricting process has been adjusted to ensure its completion by Sept. 1.

Know your District

Sugar Land City Council approved revised single-member City Council districts. See redistricting maps.


The 2020 census showed an increase in the City's population, requiring the City's four single member City Council districts to be adjusted. Single member Council districts must be of substantially equal population with a maximum deviation no greater than 1O percent between the most populated and least populated councilmember district.

Redistricting Advisory Committee

Sugar Land City Council appointed a citizen-led Redistricting Advisory Committee charged with making a recommendation on a redistricting plan to the City Council for their consideration.

Sugar Land’s citizen redistricting committee includes:
  • Harvey Zinn (chair)
  • Bob Barbour
  • Chris Barnett
  • Sue Chiang
  • Himesh Gandhi
  • Jim Levermann
  • Sohail Momin
  • Mary Von Tungeln
  • Bridget Yeung

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings will be held from June to August. Outside legal counsel will prepare several redistricting plans based on state and federal law as well as guidelines adopted by City Council.

City Council approved resolution 23-19 that established criteria used in the 2023 redistricting process, created a framework to guide redistricting plans and assisted city efforts to comply with all applicable federal and state laws.

Meeting Location
June 20, 2023 at 4 p.m. [see meeting video] Sugar Land City Hall
July 17 at 4 p.m. [see meeting video] Sugar Land City Hall


Public Feedback

The public is invited to comment on redistricting plans and/or submit other redistricting plans for City Council consideration.  Redistricting plans submitted must meet the established criteria and guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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For any comments, questions, or requests, contact:

Meredith Riede []
Phone: 281-275-2715