The Redistricting Process
Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Pursuant to Assembly Bill 849 (2019), cities and counties engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and workshops and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities.
Districts must be redrawn following each decennial federal census, so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process is important in ensuring that each City Councilmember and district represents about the same number of constituents. The City of Anaheim is asking for your help to plan, draw, and reshape new City districts.
The map of the City’s current council districts was adopted by the City Council (Ordinance No. 6360) in February 2016, which served as the City’s first boundary map [2016 Districting Process]. During the redistricting process, you will help us reshape the six Anaheim district boundaries, and these new districts will impact how you elect your Council Members for the next 10 years.
Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?
How to participate?
Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming community meeting to get involved!
- Submit written testimony about the process or a specific map to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click here to see the calendar of workshops and public hearings at which you can speak about the process or a specific map.
- Click here for information on drawing and submitting maps.
At the hearings and community meetings, we want you to:
- Share your story
- Define your neighborhood or community of interest
- Explain why redistricting is relevant to your community
- Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all six districts
- Share your opinions of the draft maps
- Talk to your neighbors and local organizations
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