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[00:00:10]

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

I'M COREY STOKES THAT MUSLIM CITY AUDITOR, THE DAY, MY OFFICE WILL BE FULFILLING ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS AS MANDATED IN THE CITY CHARTER LAST OCTOBER, OUR OFFICE CONDUCTED A RANDOM DRAWING, JUST LIKE THE THREE MEMBERS OF THE APPLICANT REVIEW PANEL.

OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS, THIS PANEL WORKED TO IDENTIFY THE 60 MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION, THE BODY, WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY REDRAW THE BOUNDARIES FOR OUR 10 SINGLE MEMBER COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE APPLICANT REVIEW PANEL FOR THEIR HARD WORK IN THEIR DILIGENCE AND IDENTIFYING A POOL OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.

THE SELECTED APPLICANTS ARE NOT ONLY DIVERSE IN BACKGROUND, BUT ARE EQUALLY SPREAD OUT BETWEEN EACH DISTRICT OF THE FINALIST.

ROUGHLY 38% IDENTIFY AS HISPANIC, 28% IS WHITE.

15% IS ASIAN AND 11% IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN.

GENDER IS ALMOST EVENLY SPLIT THIS DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND MORE IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE@REDISTRICTATX.ORG.

SO TODAY WE WILL CONDUCT ANOTHER RANDOM DRAWING FROM THAT LIST OF 60 TO SELECT THE FIRST EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE INDEPENDENT CITIZEN REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

THE EIGHT MEMBERS WILL GO ON TO REVIEW THE REST OF THE 60 APPLICANTS AND SELECT THE SIX FINAL MEMBERS TO JOIN THE 14 MEMBER COMMISSION AS PRESCRIBED TO THE CHARTER.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL WERE EACH GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO STRIKE ANY CANDIDATE FROM THE LIST OF 60 AND ELECTED NOT TO DO SO I'LL NOW TURN IT OVER TO MARIA STRAW, WHO WILL CONDUCT THE RANDOM DRAWING.

THANK YOU, COREY.

AND GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES, I WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTING THE FIRST EIGHT COMMISSIONERS TO SERVE ON THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

FIRST, I WANT TO WALK YOU THROUGH EXACTLY HOW THIS WILL HAPPEN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN.

YOU WILL SEE A RANDOMIZED LIST OF THE 60 MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS AS SELECTED BY THE APPLICANT REVIEW PANEL.

I RANDOMIZE THE LIST AND I ASSIGNED EACH NAME, A NUMBER FROM ONE TO 60 AND THE COLUMN THAT IS HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN, YOU WILL SEE A TRUE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR POWERED BY RANDOM.ORG.

THE SERVICE WAS CREATED BY UNIVERSITY AND YOU CAN SEE ON THEIR WEBSITE EXACTLY HOW THEY'RE ABLE TO GENERATE TRULY RANDOM NUMBERS.

I WILL ENTER IN ONE AS THE MINIMUM NUMBER THAT CAN BE SELECTED.

AND 60 AS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER THAT CAN BE SELECTED IN A FEW MOMENTS, I WILL THEN CLICK THIS GRAY GENERATE BOX AND THAT WILL POPULATE A NUMBER IN THE BLUE BOX BELOW THE APPLICANT ASSIGNED TO THAT NUMBER WILL BE THE FIRST PERSON SELECTED.

AND I WILL SIMPLY REPEAT THIS PROCESS UNTIL I HAVE SELECTED EIGHT PEOPLE.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR WILL SELECT THE SAME NUMBER MORE THAN ONCE.

IF THE SAME NUMBER IS SELECTED, I WILL SIMPLY SELECT ANOTHER PERSON UNTIL WE HAVE EIGHT UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS FOR THE COMMISSION.

YOU MAY HAVE ALSO NOTICED THAT A FEW OF THE NAMES ON THIS LIST ARE IN GREEN.

THE NAMES THAT ARE IN GREEN ARE STUDENT APPLICANTS WHO QUALIFIED BASED ON STUDENT CRITERIA.

ONLY ONE PERSON WHO QUALIFIES UNDER THIS CRITERIA CAN BE SELECTED.

THEREFORE, IF A NAME IN GREEN IS RANDOMLY SELECTED, THE OTHER NAMES IN GREEN WILL NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE.

SO IF I SELECT ANOTHER NAME IN GREEN, THAT APPLICANT WOULD NOT COUNT AND I WOULD SELECT ANOTHER NUMBER AS WE GO ALONG, I WILL SELECT THE, I WILL HIGHLIGHT THE NAMES OF THOSE SELECTED IN YELLOW.

OKAY, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED AND SELECT THE COMMISSIONERS.

THE FIRST PERSON SELECTED IS EUGENE SCHNEIDERS.

THE SECOND PERSON SELECTED IS DR.

STERLING LANDS.

THE THIRD PERSON SELECTED IS BRIGHAM MORRIS.

THE FOURTH PERSON SELECTED IS ERIN DEMPSEY.

THE FIFTH PERSON SELECTED IS AERO HARDEN.

SO, SO FAR I HAVE SELECTED FIVE PEOPLE.

THE SIXTH PERSON SELECTED IS LOUIS GONZALES.

THE SEVENTH WE'LL BE PLAYING LEE, JUST TRYING TO CHECK.

I HAVE SEVEN PEOPLE.

SO ONE MORE PERSON TO SELECT, AND THAT WILL BE PRABHU CANAAN.

SO JUST TO RECAP, THE EIGHT MEMBERS SELECTED, I HAVE PRAVO CANAAN, BRIGHAM MORRIS, AERO HARDEN, EUGENE SCHNEIDER, AARON

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DEMPSEY, LOUIS GONZALES, DR.

SERLING LANDS AND WAYNE LEE.

CONGRATULATIONS.

YOU WERE ALL SELECTED TO SERVE ON THE COMMISSION BACK TO YOU, COREY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MARIA.

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE EIGHT PEOPLE THAT MARIA NAMED.

YOU'RE THE FIRST EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRY AS AN REDISTRICTING COMMISSION, YOU HAVE A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY AHEAD OF YOU THAT I KNOW YOU WILL FULFILL IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL OF THE APPLICANTS FOR BOTH THE PANEL AND THE COMMISSION, ACTIVE CITIZENS.

CITIZENRY IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT EXHAUST IN A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.

AND I APPRECIATE THE TIME AND EFFORT EVERYONE TOOK TO APPLY TO BOTH OF THESE IMPORTANT CITY BODIES.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OUTLINE WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE SHIPPING MAGNITUDE, GOING FROM THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE AS THE STAFF LIAISON FOR THE COMMISSION, MATT AND MY OFFICE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH THE EIGHT COMMISSIONERS LATER TODAY.

WE'LL ENSURE THEY HAVE THE APPLICATION.

THEY NEED TO SIX MORE MEMBERS, INCLUDING A STUDENT MEMBER.

BY THE END OF FEBRUARY, AFTER THAT, THE COMMISSION WILL BEGIN LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE IMPORTANT THIS COMMISSION WILL DO.

AND I'M VERY PROUD OF THIS TRANSPARENT CITIZEN LED PROCESS THAT WILL SHAPE AUSTIN'S GOVERNMENT FOR THE NEXT DECADE.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED MY OFFICE DURING THIS PROCESS.

THAT CONCLUDES OUR DRAWING TODAY AND CONCLUDES THE ROLE OF MY OFFICE IN THIS PROCESS.

OH MY GOSH.

I'M SO NERVOUS.

I WAS GOING TO THINK LIKE .

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.