AGENDA


GALLUP CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021; 6:00 P.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.

Discussion/Action Topic

1.

Ordinance No. C2021-6; An Ordinance Approving a New Redistricting Plan for the Four (4) Council Districts of the City of Gallup

Based on the public presentations and discussions that have been conducted during the past two weeks, we are now at a point where a final redistricting plan may be selected and used to establish the district boundaries for all four Council districts.  The City’s consultant, New Mexico Demographic Research, LLC, has prepared four plans which include three initial plans, Plans A, B and C, and the plan entitled "Gallup Plan Developed During November 10 Council Workshop."  A proposal was also submitted by the Office of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, which was presented at the November 10th work session.  All five plans comply with the principles and guidelines for redistricting and are based on the data from the 2020 U.S. Census. Once selected, the new redistricting plan will be used beginning with the Municipal Officer Election on March 1, 2022 and will remain in effect until a new redistricting plan is adopted after the next federal decennial census.

The population data for the "Gallup Plan Developed During November 10 Council Workshop" will be provided prior to the meeting.  

Fiscal Impact:
The cost for professional services for redistricting have already been budgeted.
Recommendation:
Approve Ordinance No. C2021-6 and the final redistricting plan.
Speaker's Name
Alfred Abeita, II
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.