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File #: 22-0022    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 12/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/5/2022 Final action: 1/5/2022
Title: Public Hearing to review and receive feedback on the redrawing of Council Member District boundaries.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. First Public Hearing Presentation - Corona - 1.05.22-c1 (002)

DATE: 01/05/2022

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

FROM: City Manager's Office - City Clerk

Public Hearing to review and receive feedback on the redrawing of Council Member District boundaries.

Every ten years upon the release of the decennial census data, the City of Corona must redraw its five (5) City Council districts based on the new census data and criteria set forth in state law. Conducting the public hearings will fulfill the requirements needed so that the districts are redrawn and are substantially equal in population as required by the United States Constitution. Substantially equal has generally been defined by the U.S. Supreme Court as meaning districts exhibit no more than a 10% deviation between the least populated and greatest populated district.

Recommended action
That the City Council:

a. Receive a report from staff and the City's redistricting consultant on the redistricting process and permissible criteria to be considered to redraw district boundaries.

b. Conduct a public hearing to receive input on district boundaries, communities of interest, and other preferences for the drawing of revised Council districts.

Pursuant to Election Code Section 21601, cities with by-district election systems are required to redraw their district boundary maps after each decennial Census to ensure compliance with the California and federal Voting Rights Acts. The process to complete the redistricting requires a minimum of four public hearings and dedicated public outreach to ensure minority populations and communities of interest are aware of the redistricting effort and are provided with options to participate.

Every 10 years, cities with by-district election systems must use the new census data to review and, if needed, redraw district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Thi...

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