AGENDA


GALLUP CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021; 11:30 A.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS



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Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor

  Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1       Michael Schaaf, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3     Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4

Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney



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Comments by the public regarding the proposed redistricting plans may be submitted at the meeting in person or by calling 863-1254.


A.

Pledge of Allegiance

The members of the body and the public are invited to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
B.

Roll Call

C.

Work Session

1.

Proposed Redistricting Plans for the Four (4) Council Districts of the City of Gallup

As with other governing and political bodies, the Gallup City Council is required to redistrict its boundaries after each decennial census.  State law requires each local public body, whose governing body members are not elected at the regular local election in November of odd-numbered years, to redraw their districts in the same calendar year in which the state receives the results of a federal decennial census.  The U.S. Census Bureau finally released the 2020 census data at the end of this past August; however, the release of the data was almost five months late and it resulted in the delay of the redistricting process for various public entities.  The final redistricting plan needs to be submitted to the Secretary of State's Office prior to the issuance of the statewide election proclamation on December 1, 2021 for the Municipal Officer Election to be held on March 1, 2022.

To accomplish the complex task of redistricting, the City of Gallup has contracted for professional services with New Mexico Demographic Research, LLC (NMDR).   Rod Adair, President of NMDR, will provide an overview of the process and will present three (3) redistricting plans for public discussion.  A special work session will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. for further discussion of the plans and to gather additional input.  A special meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 for adoption of the final plan by City ordinance.

Fiscal Impact:
The cost for professional services for redistricting is $19,410. There are sufficient funds available in the City Clerk's professional services line item.
Recommendation:
Discussion only.
Speaker's Name
Alfred Abeita and Rod Adair
D.

Motion to Adjourn


 Pursuant to the “Open Meetings Act”, NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 of the State of New Mexico, this Agenda was posted at a place freely accessible to the public 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.