Stanton's Redistricting Process Starts
On November 28, 2017, the City Council adopted an ordinance establishing four City Council Districts for a bi-district electoral system. Per legislation, California public agencies are required to redraw district lines every ten years following the decennial census. In anticipation of the release of the 2020 US Census data and the mandated requirement to reassess district boundary lines, a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals for the purpose of obtaining the services of a demographer to prepare redistricting maps depicting electoral district lines was advertised. Staff reviewed the RFP’s submitted and on August 24, 2021, the City entered into an agreement with Best Best & Krieger LLP (“BB&K”) to provide mapping and demographic services related to redistricting.
The City will hold the first redistricting public hearing on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 6:45 PM at Stanton City Hall. The first public hearing represents the first of two required Public Hearings to be held prior to the preparation of draft district maps. In addition, the City will have the opportunity via the City’s website to provide information on the redistricting process to the community and invite public input. Draft district maps created by BB&K along with submitted draft maps by members of the public will be presented to the City Council and community during subsequent Public Hearings (schedule listed below).
The City will be inviting resident input and providing information on the redistricting process to the community via the City’s website, the 2021 Winter/Spring Community News and Activities Guide, Stanton Central Park, Family Resource Center, Stanton Post Office, city electronic reader boards, and the City’s various social media channels.