ANAHEIM, CA - (June 30, 2015) - Three draft voting district maps will be unveiled Wednesday as the City and community take the next step to shape Anaheim’s future.
The draft maps will be presented to the public and the Advisory Committee on Electoral Districts by Justin Levitt, the City of Anaheim’s demographer. The presentation is the next step in an ongoing process as Anaheim works toward a historic election milestone in 2016 that will see City Council members elected by districts.
These are the first set of draft maps that will be presented for public comment. The City’s demographer has used demographic data, legal criteria, Committee direction and community input to develop the proposed boundaries for six City Council districts.
The community is encouraged to attend the meeting to view and comment on the maps.
As part of Anaheim’s districting process, the City’s demographer will provide hands-on mapping assistance to residents one hour prior and immediately following the meeting. Community members are encouraged to submit their own maps of the six districts through July 31.
Additional public meetings will be held through September to solicit input to further refine the district maps. An Advisory Committee composed of five retired Superior Court judges will then recommend a boundary map, which will be presented to the City Council by Oct. 6.
The City Council will hold three public hearings before the end of the year and finalize the six City Council voting districts by Dec. 31, 2015.
This change will mark the first time in the City’s 150-year history that Anaheim residents will select their City Council Members from districts, instead of from across the city at large. Beginning with the 2016 elections, each of six newly drawn districts will elect its own City Council Member who must reside within that district. For more information, the Committee’s meeting calendar and to view public district maps, visit www.anaheim.net/districts.