Redwood City Redistricting — Participate Your Way

What’s happening?

Every 10 years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. This process, called redistricting, is the legal process for ensuring that each City Councilmember represents about the same number of residents. Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a Councilmember.

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting is an opportunity for you and other community members to engage in the process of defining how your representatives are elected and which communities are included in each district. The California Fair Maps Act, passed in 2019, requires extensive community involvement throughout the redistricting process. The legislation requires cities to hold a minimum of four public hearings and offer community workshops to encourage community members to give public testimony that will be considered as part of the process. Community participation in the redistricting process has the potential to provide greater transparency and enhance community trust in a process that will impact political representation for the next 10 years.

How can I get involved?

Redistricting is a community-driven process and there are many ways to get involved, starting now!

  • LGBTQ
  • Residents who share a common language
  • Members of Neighborhood Associations
  • People associated with neighborhood schools
  • College students living near campus
  • People who live downtown or in a neighborhood
  • People that use the same transportation systems
  • Dog park community

Stay up to date on redistricting information

  • Sign up to receive eNews featuring the “Redistricting Corner” blog
  • Sign up to receive redistricting meeting and workshop notices
  • Sign up to receive text alerts about redistricting by texting 474747
  • Visit www.redwoodcity.org/redistricting for more information!

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