Draft District Maps Available for Public Comment
In accordance with the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and AB 350, the City of Arcadia has released proposed district maps as part of the transition to district based elections. The drawing of City Council districts is regulated by state and federal law, and districts must be drawn to account for equal population according to the latest federal census data. In establishing the boundaries for the districts, the City may give consideration to the following factors:
- Cohesiveness, Contiguity, Integrity, and Compactness of Territory; and
- Community of Interest of the Districts.
The draft maps are available for review on the City’s website at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/districts. The community is invited to provide input on the draft maps at the next scheduled public hearing on September 7, 2017 at 6:00PM at Arcadia City Hall located at 240 W. Huntington Drive. Additional comments may be submitted to the City via email to mbruckner@ArcadiaCA.gov.
Per the CVRA and AB 350, the City must complete the transition to district based elections by October 2017; however, the implementation of district based elections will begin with the next General City Council Election.