**ARTICLE UPDATED WITH LINKS TO NOV. 15 AND NOV. 17 WORKSHOPS**
The City of Concord will officially kick off its redistricting process at a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will receive a presentation about how the process works and how Concord’s population has changed over the last 10 years.
Local governments use new data from the U.S. Census to consider whether there is a need to redraw district lines, with the goal being to have each district substantially equal in population. The final map will determine how residents elect their Councilmembers for the next decade.
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. Following the first public hearing, the City will host two virtual workshops that will provide detailed information about how to use the mapping tools and provide feedback.
Spanish translation will be available at all meetings. To request accommodations for language translation in a language other than Spanish, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
- Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.: Public Hearing #1 (during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, via Zoom) View agenda and staff report
- Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.: Workshop #1 (via Zoom)
- Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.: Workshop #2 (via Zoom)
Visit the City’s Redistricting website for more information: www.cityofconcord.org/Redistricting
Read the full press release in English and Spanish
Para más información, visite la página web de Redistribución de Distritos de la Ciudad.