The Redistricting Process
Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to consider whether there is a need to redraw district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Concord first drew the boundaries for its five districts with community input and adopted them in early 2018. Now that the City has new demographic data from the 2020 Census, the City Council must publicly review these boundaries and consider whether to adjust them.
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 Concord is asking for your help to determine the necessity of planning, drawing, and redividing new City districts.
The finalized maps that you will help us create will define the five City of Concord district borders, and these new districts will impact how you elect your Councilmembers for the next 10 years.
Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements. It’s important that we hear your thoughts on these defining aspects of our community. 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!
At the hearings and workshops, we want you to:
- Talk to your neighbors and local organizations
|Date/Time||Location||Meeting Type||Link to Documents|
|Nov. 2, 2021, 7:00 p.m.||Zoom||Public Hearing||Agenda & Staff Report|
|Nov. 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m.||Zoom||Workshop||Download Log-In Details|
|Nov. 17, 2021, 6:00 p.m.||Zoom||Workshop||Download Log-In Details|
|Jan. 10, 2022, 6:30 p.m.||Council Chamber||Public Hearing||TBD|
|Jan. 18, 2022||n/a||Draft Maps Due|
|Feb. 1, 2022, 6:30 p.m.||Council Chamber||Public Hearing||TBD|
|March 1, 2022, 6:30 p.m.||Council Chamber||Public Hearing||TBD|
|April 5, 2022, 6:30 p.m.||Council Chamber||Public Hearing||TBD|
|more dates will be added!|
Once draft maps are submitted, a printable version of each proposed map will be listed below, including a second page providing the demographics of each district in each map. The proposed election sequence for each map (listing which districts are proposed for 2022 elections and which are for 2024) is printed on each map.
View the current district map, which was adopted in 2018. Click on the map to enlarge it.
Learn How to Draw and Submit Your Own Map
Community of Interest (instructions for using Google tool)
Community of Interest (downloadable map to draw and submit COI)
Interactive Google Map (view existing districts and "slices" and their demographics)
Watch the Video
Hear about the process and learn how the tools work through this YouTube video from the City's Nov. 17, 2021 workshop.