Redistricting

The City of Bradbury Redistricting Process

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In the City of Bradbury, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which will be released in August, 2021.

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember.  The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.  You can contact the City Manager at 626-358-3218 or kkearney@cityofbradbury.org 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. 

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 will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?

The City Council will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, the City will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public workshops and public input hearings will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request 72 hours in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting public workshops and public input hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.

How can I get involved?

The City Council will be holding public hearings and public input workshops to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. All redistricting meetings will be held virtually or at the Bradbury Civic Center located at 600 Winston Avenue, Bradbury, CA 91008. Those public workshops and public input hearings will be held on:

Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing (Agenda & Draft Minutes)

September 21, 2021 @ 7:10pm

 

Public Input Workshop (Agenda)

October 4, 2021 @ 6pm

 

Draft Map Adoption/Pre-Final Map Public Hearing (Agenda)

October 19, 2021 @ 7:10pm

Draft Map Option #1
Draft Map Option #2

Final Map Adoption (First Reading)

November 16, 2021 @ 7:10pm

 

Final Map Adoption (Second Reading)

December 7, 2021 @ 7:00pm

 

 

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing kkearney@cityofbradbury.org


Public Comment Form on Communities of Interest

Input from the public is critical to help inform the City Council about your Community of Interest.  The City of Bradbury has prepared this Public Comment Form to provide the public with a way of submitting information on characteristics that may define your Community of Interest. 

The concept of protecting Communities of Interest is to draw boundaries in a manner that preserves communities that share common interests and that should be included within a single district for purposes of their effective and fair representation. There are many types of common interests that may identify a Community of Interest. For example, communities may be defined by the location of geographic boundaries or features, such as a homeowner’s association, parks, lakes, mountains or major streets. Communities may share a common culture or language. Communities may be defined by their neighborhood, or by the location of cultural, religious or educational institutions. Certain public services, like public schools and public transit may also help define a community.

If you would like the City Council to consider a particular Community of Interest, we invite you to complete and submit a Public Comment Form, to speak at a public hearing or to submit your written comments to the City. All personal information listed on this form is voluntary and will become a part of the City of Bradbury’s public record. The public is not required to fill out all of the questions below, but the more information the City gathers, the better informed the process of redrawing City Council district boundaries will be.

 

Public Comment Form