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2021-2022 Redistricting

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WHAT IS REDISTRICTING?

State law requires that City Council Districts must be redrawn every ten years, following each decennial Census, so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each City Council Member represents about the same number of constituents. Lake Elsinore Municipal Code Section 2.09.010 (ELECTIONS) established the five Council Districts of the City of Lake Elsinore and LEMC Section 2.09.028 addresses Adjustment of Council District Boundaries, or Redistricting.

Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is normally released around March 31st following each decennial census. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 U.S. Census and the resulting data was significantly delayed. The redistricting data that the City will use to consider changes to the five City Council Districts will not be available until around September 30, 2021. For the City of Lake Elsinore, the redistricting process must be completed by April 15, 2021.

Municipal Code Regarding Adjustment of Council District Boundaries

California Elections Code Section 21601

WHY DOES REDISTRICTING MATTER TO ME?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a City Council Member. The City Council will seek input in considering district boundary adjustments and adopting the next district map for Lake Elsinore’s City Council. Members of the public will have an opportunity to share with the City Council opinions on how district boundaries should be drawn to best represent the community and communities of interest in the City. You can email the City Clerk at calvarez@lake-elsinore.org or call (951) 674-3124 to find out more about how the process works.

WHAT DO THE EXISTING COUNCIL DISTRICTS LOOK LIKE?

You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here: City of Lake Council District Boundary Map

WHAT CRITERIA WILL OUR CITY COUNCIL USE WHEN DRAWING DISTRICT LINES?

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts, (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

Every Lake Elsinore resident has an opportunity to participate in the City of Lake Elsinore redistricting process. There are many ways to participate.

View and/or Attend Public Meetings

Meetings of the City Council are broadcasted live on Spectrum Channel 29 and Frontier Channel 31 and Livestreamed online on the City’s website at https://lake-elsinore.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Participation is allowed in person at the Cultural Center and on Zoom. You may register for Zoom meetings by clicking the link below or on the Agenda. Agendas are posted on the Thursday evening prior to the meeting.

Meeting Dates

 

 

 

 

August 10, 2021

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September 14, 2021

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February 22, 2022

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March 22, 2022

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Watch Archived Meetings

Submit Written Public Comment

Submit written Public Comments anytime by emailing calvarez@lake-elsinore.org. Comments will be available for the public and the City Council to review.

SUBMIT REDISTRICTING MAPS (not yet available)

Once the 2020 Census redistricting data is officially released in September 2021, Lake Elsinore's Redistricting Mapping Application (RedistrictR) will be loaded with the 2020 data and the plan submission process will be enabled. For tutorials on how to use this application, please visit the mapping help section.

GENERAL TIMELINE OF THE 2021-2022 REDISTRICTING PROCESS

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NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email at: calvarez@Lake-Elsinore.org, or by phone at (951) 674-3124 ext. 269. Please feel free to submit any comments, questions, or feedback you have on the redistricting process.