The City of Ventura has posted the preferred draft of the Council District Map available for review at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Redistricting.
The updated district map was discussed at the fourth redistricting public hearing at the City Council meeting on Monday, February 7. Information about participating in the public hearing can be found on the redistricting website.
“The redistricting process is something that’s done every ten years and impacts how residents elect their city council members. The primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements,” said Interim City Clerk Tracy Oehler. “We encourage the community to attend this final public hearing to learn more or share input about boundaries for their neighborhood.”
Every ten years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities.
The final deadline for the City Council to adopt a district map as part of the City’s ordinance is April 17, 2022. The new map will be used during the November 8 election.
For more information about the City of Ventura’s redistricting process, visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Redistricting.