The City of Pomona’s Independent Redistricting Commission will host its first of four legally required public hearings on Wednesday, July 28 at 5 PM virtually via Zoom. Residents can access the meeting using the following credentials:
Zoom link here OR calling +1 (699) 900-9128
Webinar ID: 886 7661 1292
At this hearing, the Commission will seek to identify neighborhoods and communities of interest based on resident feedback. Identifying these areas will help the Commission during its map adoption process to determine which Redistricting map best reflects the City’s unique and diverse communities. During the hearing, residents will learn how to define communities of interest, neighborhoods and how to draw maps of the districts using the online and paper mapping tools. Residents may make public comments during the meeting or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, July 28 at 3 PM.
Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The Commission invites members of the Pomona community to participate in the redistricting process to help make sure district lines respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements.
“On behalf of the Commission, I encourage all Pomona residents to attend this next hearing and provide us with feedback on what communities of interest we should consider when evaluating City Council district boundaries. Participating in redistricting will give the community a voice, which is critical to ensuring that the final maps best reflect the character of our city,” said the Independent Redistricting Commission Chair Aldo Yanez Ruiz. “I encourage community-based organizations, good government groups, and all individuals to learn more and engage with us.”
To help share information about redistricting and eventually gather draft maps and collect public feedback, the Independent Redistricting Commission launched a dedicated redistricting website: DrawPomona.org.
The website includes background information on redistricting, a tentative schedule of participation opportunities, frequently asked questions, the Commission members, and resources for drafting maps and sharing feedback on previously drawn maps.
As the redistricting process moves forward, the Commission will continue to update the redistricting website to include additional details on future public hearings, mapping opportunities, new FAQs and more.
To sign up for updates and information about the redistricting process and future public meetings, please visit DrawPomona.org or email email@example.com.
View Bilingual Press Release here..