Redistricting 2021


City of Monterey Park Redistricting Process

Ciudad de Monterey Park Proceso de Redistribución de Distritos

選區重新劃2021


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Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including non- English speaking communities.  

What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In Monterey Park, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around September 30, 2021.
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember.

The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

You can contact the City Clerk at (626) 307-1359 or via email at mpclerk@montereypark.ca.gov to find out more about how the process works.

What do the existing council districts look like?  www.MontereyPark.ca.gov/DistrictElections  Monterey Park 2019 Adopted Districts Map Opens in new windowClick here to look up your district.


What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each city council district should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?
The City Council will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public hearings will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.

How can I get involved?
The City Council will be holding hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. The schedule for the hearings will be posted on the City’s website at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov/Redistricting2021 

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: mpclerk@montereypark.ca.gov

Schedule of Public Hearings (To be announced)
Programa de audiencias públicas (que se anunciará)  
預定舉行的公開聽證會 (即將公佈) 

Meetings are conducted pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020. Accordingly, meetings will be conducted either electronically or physically in the City Council Chambers. 

Virtual Meetings - Public comment may be submitted via telephone during the meeting, before the close of public comment, by calling (888) 788-0099 or (877) 853-5247 and entering Zoom Meeting ID: 289 222 5995 then press pound (#). When prompted to enter participation ID number press pound (#) again.  Participants wanting to make a public comment need to enter “*9”  at the beginning of the item to be added to the rotation for public comments.  Press “*6” to unmute yourself when called upon to speak.  

  • Public Hearing #1 - Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7 p.m.
    Virtual Meeting via Zoom - Zoom Meeting ID: 289 222 5995, Item No. 4A
    A City Council Public Hearing to review the districting process and to hear from residents about their ideas for potential "communities of interest" and the composition of districts.
  • Public Hearing #2 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 7 p.m. 
    Virtual Meeting via Zoom - Zoom Meeting ID: 289 222 5995, Item No. 4A
    A City Council Public Hearing to review the districting process, to hear from residents about their ideas for potential "communities of interest," and to receive City Council direction on the criteria to be considered for mapping of districts.
  • Public Hearing #3 - To be announced
    City Hall Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to seek resident input on the content of the draft district map(s) and sequence of elections.
  • Public Hearing #4 - To be announced 
    City Hall. Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to select a preferred district map and to adopt an ordinance to transition to a district-based electoral system.
  • Public Hearing #5 - To be announced 
    City Hall. Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to select a preferred district map and to adopt an ordinance to transition to a district-based electoral system.

City Council Agenda Reports
Informes de actividades del Concejo Municipal
市議會日程報告 

Supplemental Documents
Documentos complementarios
補充文件

  • Cascade Article - July/August Edition (PDF)
  • Virtual Informational Meetings via Zoom (PDF)
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  • Press Release - (To be announced) 
  • Public Participation Kit (To be announced

  • Final Map for Consideration (To be announced) 
  • Community Input on Proposed Maps

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Interpreter service is available by calling the City Clerk's office 72 hours in advance for arrangement.  Translations are available upon request. For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at (626) 307-1360 or via email at City Clerk.