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Leading Off (4/4/11)

Dallas City Council Redistricting Begins: In the wake of the 2010 census, the city has set up a redistricting commission to review and suggest new council districts that reflect changes to the city’s demographics. With Hispanics now making up 42 percent of the city, commission member Domingo Garcia says one of the goals is to create two new Hispanic-majority districts. The challenge, however, is that both the Hispanic and African-American populations are now spread more widely throughout the city than they were 10 years ago, the last time the city considered redistricting.

Complete Downtown Dallas 360 Plan Made Public: Let me help destroy your Monday productivity: the complete Downtown Dallas 360 plan is now available for download ahead of the city council’s vote on the recommendations, which will take place on April 13.

Sweep. It’s a long season, but this is not a bad way to start.

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