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August 25, 2011
CONTACT: Jeff Bradshaw
Planning Department

Redistricting Process Begins in Moreno Valley

California Elections Code 21600 requires that following each decennial federal census, the City Council adjust their district boundaries. Districts shall be as nearly equal in population as may be and shall comply with the applicable provisions of Section 1973 of Title 42 of the United States Code, as amended.

At the August 23, 2011 City Council Meeting, the Council adopted criteria to guide the process of establishing the boundaries of districts. The adopted criteria includes:

  • equal population
  • adherence to the Federal Voting Rights Act
  • respect towards communities of interest
  • following visible natural and man-made boundaries
  • contiguous territory in as compact form as possible
  • preservation of district's population and territory as much as possible
  • avoidance of locating more than one current Council Member in any one district as much as possible
  • districts known to be areas of higher-than-average population growth in the two to five years following redistricting may be under populated within the population deviation amounts allowed by law

The City of Moreno Valley is seeking input from the community at two Citizens' Community Meetings which will take place on:

  • Monday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street
  • Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Valley View High School, Commons Room, 13135 Nason Street

The City is also conducting two Public Hearings at 6:30 p.m. at the Regular City Council Meetings on:

  • Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chamber, 14177 Frederick Street
  • Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chamber, 14177 Frederick Street

Public Participation Paper Kits will be available in the City Clerk's Department, Library, Senior Center, Conference and Recreation Center, and the City's website An on-line redistricting tool will also be available on the City's website. Citizens will have the ability to draw and transmit a map electronically. The City's deadline to complete the redistricting process is before the first day of November 1, 2011.

The City has contracted with National Demographic Corporation, a nationally recognized leader in the districting field, to conduct the required redistricting process.

For further information please contact the City Clerk's Department at 951.413.3001.

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