WeHo City Encourages Community to Get Involved in California’s Redistricting Process

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The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out via a press release about the State of California’s redistricting process and how community members can get involved.

Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census Bureau update, California must redraw the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts, so that districts correctly reflect the state’s population.

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is tasked with redrawing district boundaries, and it must draw lines in conformity with strict nonpartisan rules designed to create districts of relatively equal population that will provide fair representation for all Californians.

When the Commission creates new districts, it must follow certain guidelines. One of the guidelines is to learn about communities across California and to keep communities together in the new districts when possible.

The Commission is currently accepting public comments on draft maps, which can be accessed by visiting www.wedrawthelinesca.org/draft_maps. There are two links to view and and provide feedback.

View draft maps on our interactive map viewer: https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/map_viewer.

Provide feedback on draft maps here: https://airtable.com/shrQDD2ta2emnSzzO.

To provide public comment, the Commission has created a Community Input Form, posted at www.wedrawthelinesca.org/contact. There are 9 questions with an option to attach files if necessary.

Community members may provide public comment in writing (via the Commission webpage links, above) and may view the following Sacramento-based Commission meetings, as follows:

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
    State Assembly District Maps
  • Friday, November 19, 2021, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
    State Senate District Maps
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Board of Equalization Maps and Any Other
  • Monday, November 22, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    All Comments
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    All Comments

Additional details about past and upcoming live meetings are posted at www.wedrawthelinesca.org/meetings.

State of California voters first authorized the creation of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission in 2008 and in 2010. The Congressional Voters FIRST Act added the responsibility of drawing Congressional districts to the Commission. To learn more about California’s California’s redistricting process by visiting www.wedrawthelinesca.org.

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