Redistricting Process with 2020 Census Data

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The Redistricting Process

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. Ventura is asking for your help to plan, draw, and redivide new City districts.

The finalized maps that you will help us create will define the seven Ventura district borders, and these new districts will impact how you elect your Council Members for the next 10 years.

Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?

How to participate?

Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming workshop to get involved!

  • Submit written testimony about the process or a specific map.
  • The calendar of public hearings at which you can speak about the process or on a specific map
  • Information on drawing and submitting maps (COMING SOON)

 At the hearings and workshops, we want you to:

  • Share your story
  • Define your neighborhood or community of interest
  • Explain why redistricting is relevant to your community
  • Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all [five] districts
  • Share your opinions of the draft maps
  • Talk to your neighbors and local organizations