The Redistricting Process
Local governments redraw district lines every 10 years using new Census data to reflect how local populations have evolved. Cities and counties are required by state law to include underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and conducting public outreach.
The completed maps will define the four City of Atwater districts that our community will help build, and these new districts will impact how residents elect City Council Members for the next ten years.
When creating election districts, the City’s primary goal is to establish boundaries that respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements. Getting this right requires engaging residents to help define perceived neighborhood boundaries. Get involved and help shape the future of Atwater.
|2/14/2022||Agenda||Public Hearing #1||6:15 PM PST||Video|
|2/28/2022||Agenda||Public Hearing #2||6:15 PM PST||Video|
|3/14/22||Agenda||Public Hearing #3||6:15 PM PST||Video|
|3/28/22||Agenda||Public Hearing #4||6:15 PM PST||Video|
How to participate
To get involved, share your specific comments, draw a map, or join us at a future Public Hearing!
- Submit written testimony about the process or a specific map to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the button below.
The hearings will provide residents with an opportunity to:
- Share their story
- Define neighborhoods or community interests
- Explain why redistricting is relevant to the representation of community
- Get the tools needed to draw maps of districts
- Share opinions on map drafts
- Speak and brainstorm with neighbors and local community groups
- City of Atwater District Map (May 2022 – Current, as of 10/22/22)
- Previous City of Atwater District Map (2017 – April 2022)
- From the California Independent Redistricting Commission FAQs