LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles residents citywide can give input today on the redistricting process for the city's 15 City Council districts.
The last of 17 public hearings will be held at 10 a.m., after which the 21-member Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission will begin drawing the new council district maps. People can join Saturday's meeting on Zoom: https://bit.ly/LACCRCZoom or watch on LA CityView Channel 35.
The draft maps will be presented to the public and more public hearings will be held in October:
-- at 6 p.m. Oct. 6;
-- at 10 a.m. Oct. 9;
-- at 6 p.m. Oct. 13; and
-- at 10 a.m. Oct. 16.
Redistricting occurs every 10 years in Los Angeles following the release of the U.S. census. Borders are redrawn in an attempt to have equal representation by each district. The process must be complete by Dec. 31.
Councilwoman Nithya Raman, who represents District 4, urged constituents Friday to participate in the process.
“This is a unique opportunity -- one that only comes around every 10 years -- to guarantee each district is representative, cohesive, and reflective of constituents, needs. Come January, our City Council borders could look very different and YOU have the power to influence the outcome,” she said in an email to constituents.
People can also give public comment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or submitting a Community of Interest Form at laccrc2021.org/community-of-interest-form.