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 City of Imperial Beach wants to hear from the community on what factors should be taken into consideration when evaluating current districts and considering potential changes to them.
The finalized map will define the four City of Imperial Beach district borders, and these 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 or attend an upcoming public hearing to get involved!
- Submit written testimony about the process via email to our office.
- A virtual public hearing will be held on March 2, 2022, at which you can speak about the process.
- Calendar of public hearings at which you can speak about the process or the composition of Council election district boundaries.
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
- Share your opinions of the draft maps
- Talk to your neighbors and local organizations
Language interpretation and requests for disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or devices, may be arranged by calling 619-423-8616 or by emailing a request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
- MALDEF, the NAACP and the Asian Justice Center - Redistricting Guide (PDF)
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Local Government Redistricting Toolkit (PDF)
- Brennan Center - Citizen's Guide to Redistricting (PDF)
- League of Women Voters - Redistricting California
- California Independent Redistricting Commission - Frequently Asked Questions
- What is redistricting?
- Why does redistricting matter to me?
- What do the existing City Council districts look like?
- What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?
- What are communities of interest?
- How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?
- How can I get involved?
- What do the acronyms and categories mean on the demographic sheets?
- Where can I learn more about redistricting?