|Frequently Asked Questions
What is redistricting?
Every 10 years, City Council district boundaries are re-drawn to account for population changes. The Redistricting Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on adoption of the City’s redistricting plan that sets the boundaries of City Council districts.
Why is it important?
How and where districts are drawn can shape communities’ ability to elect the representatives of their choice. Districts must be made as equal in population as possible and practicable so that communities have equal access to political representation.
Who are the Commissioners and how were they selected?
Information on the twenty-one (21) Commissioners and their duties, appointment, and term can be found on our website.
How will the Commission encourage public input?
The Commission welcomes comments at any of our public meetings, as well as by telephone, letter, or email. In addition to regular meetings, at least 20 public hearings will be held throughout the redistricting process. At least one public hearing will be held in each current Council district. The public comment form for written comments can be found on our website.
When and where will public hearings be held?
Public hearings will be held November through December 2011 in anticipation of adopting a draft plan in January 2012. Public hearings will again be held January through February 2012 in anticipation of adopting a final plan by March 1, 2012. The current schedule is available on our website. Suggestions for facilities locations are welcomed and encouraged.
How can my community stay informed and get involved?
We encourage you to request a community presentation, attend a meeting, public hearing, submit comments, and contact us anytime throughout this process. More information on how to get involved is available on our website.