The City of Pomona has announced the appointment of seven local community members who will serve on the City’s Independent Redistricting Commission. The appointment selections were made by each Councilmember following the application period, ending on Thursday, May 20. The Independent Redistricting Commission is responsible for determining the final map of City Council district lines. These boundaries must be realigned every 10 years after the completion of the Census to accurately reflect population shifts. The Commission will hold public hearings and workshops to gain a better understanding of what Pomona residents consider their communities of interest to be and how to shape future City Council districts. With input from the public and expert demographers, the Commissioners will evaluate City maps drawn and submitted by the public. The seven commissioners chosen are:
- Mayor’s District: Natalie Chaidez
- District 1: Aldo Yanez-Ruiz
- District 2: Timmy Luong
- District 3: Leticia Casillas-Sanchez
- District 4: Ruth Alvarez
- District 5: Nancy Diaz
- District 6: John Mendoza
On Wednesday, June 23, the Independent Redistricting Commission will hold its first meeting to provide a high-level introduction to the redistricting process and legal requirements. At this meeting, the Commission will also appoint a Commission Chair and set dates for future Commission meetings. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting virtually to learn more about the redistricting process and how they may play a role in shaping the city’s districts. Regular public meetings will continue throughout the year and allow for public comment on redistricting issues being discussed. For more information on the City’s redistricting process, including ongoing updates, please visit DrawPomona.org.
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