Updates and Information from the office of our City Council Representative, Cara Mendelshon:
Your City Council District May Change Through Redistricting ---
District 12 has more people than ideal for dividing up council districts and some will likely move to another council district for the next municipal election. You can make your voice heard on how you think council district boundaries should be drawn. The most important thing you can share is what communities your neighborhood is connected to, either by HOA, school attendance boundary, religious affiliation, or other connecting factors.
Redistricting is the process of balancing out the city council boundaries, and just like the state, new boundaries will be based on the US Census data, public input, and probably some politics.
You can get involved by attending virtual meetings, or click the link below to draw a portion of the map you'd like to see, or just show on the map the areas you think should be considered together. Here is an example: some of the suggested maps posted on the redistricting webpage show Highlands North split in two, with the southern portion in District 11 and the northern portion in District 12.
Here's the site: https://dallasredistricting.com/
Because of redistricting at the state level, every person in all parts of District 12 will have a new state representative and new state senator. If you live in the Collin County portion of the district, you'll also have a new US Congressman. You can check on the changes based on your specific address by inputting your address to the box embedded in this article:
District 12 is so lucky to have the Dallas Animal Services Everyday Adoption Center inside the Petsmart on Coit and Campbell. Adoptions are open to all, including residents of surrounding cities, and right now, all pets are free. The shelter is quickly running out of kennels for dogs 35 lbs or more. If you are interested in adopting or fostering, they'd love to connect with you. Stop by to see them or view all pets at: http://BeDallas90.org/pets.
If you need assistance from a city department, please call 311. If they are not able to help, or do not help to your satisfaction, please reach out to our office so we can follow up.
Council Liaison: Madison.Johnson@dallascityhall.com