Redistricting is different than most issues that come before the City. Instead of being limited to saying you support or oppose a City-prepared ordinance or resolution, you can draw a map yourself! Residents can also submit feedback on their communities of interest and neighborhood boundaries via the Contact Page or on our Communities of Interest worksheet.
There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest. A variety of map-drawing tools will be available.
There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest.
A variety of map-drawing tools will be available:
1. Paper-only maps for those without internet access or who prefer paper.
- Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population Count (in English or Spanish)
- Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.
2. Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals.
- Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population ID#s (in English or Spanish)
- Public Participation Kit – Excel Spreadsheet (in English or Spanish)
3. DistrictR a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods or communities of interest.
- DistrictR (Updated with the adjusted 2020 decennial Census data)
- DistrictR was updated with the official 2020 Census data on November 22, 2021. If you submitted a map prior to November 22, please revisit and resubmit your draft map to ensure it is population balanced.
- View the DistrictR mapping tool training video in English
- Watch the DistrictR mapping tool training video in Spanish
4. Interactive Review Map to review, analyze, and compare maps, not to create them. Zoom in and out on map boundaries, view population counts/ID#s, and view draft maps (once the draft maps are released). Similar to Google Maps in ease of use.
If you would like to submit a map created using your own software, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: (1) a GIS Shapefile and/or a Census Block equivalency file (using 2020 Census Blocks); and, (2) a description of the choices and key points of your map.
Submit maps to email@example.com. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map.
It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.