The City of Pomona’s Independent Redistricting Commission will be holding its next redistricting Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 26 at 5 PM to discuss the submitted draft maps of the City’s future voting districts. At the hearing, residents will be able to analyze the draft maps alongside the Independent Redistricting Commission and offer input on those maps for consideration.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hearing will be held virtually. Residents can attend and get involved by using the following credentials:
Zoom link here OR calling +1 (699) 900-9128
Webinar ID: 856 3926 1283
“The Independent Redistricting Commission has spent the last several months working with our community and partner organizations to ensure our next City Council districts are representative and fair,” said Commission Chair Aldo Yanez Ruiz. “We are looking forward to examining each of the draft maps, hearing what the community has to say and ultimately, getting one step closer to finalizing our City’s districts.”
Based on the 2020 Census demographic data, the City must redraw district lines to account for changes in population and to assure voting lines are equitable and impartial. Any and all residents are encouraged to submit draft maps or make public comments at the hearing regarding the draft maps. Public comments may be made during the Commission’s hearing via Zoom or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October 2021, the City made mapping tools available to the community so they could offer suggestions and draft maps for the Commission’s deliberation. Residents can still drop off paper maps at City Hall or submit virtual maps through DrawPomona.org/draw-a-map until Friday, January 14 for consideration at the Commission’s January hearing. Residents can submit maps for consideration at the Commission’s February hearing until Friday, February 4.
To sign up for updates and information about the redistricting process and future public meetings, please visit DrawPomona.org or email email@example.com.
Read the full bilingual press release here.