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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 board member represents about the same number of constituents. In the Palmdale Water District, the Board of Directors is responsible for drawing board member districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which was released in August, 2021. For the Palmdale Water District, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.

Why is Redistricting Important?

Districts must be made as equal in population as practicable so that communities have equal access to political representation.  How and where districts are drawn can shape communities’ ability to elect the representatives of their choice.

 

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Important Dates:

Pre-Draft Map Public HearingJanuary 10, 2021 @ 6pm
Public WorkshopJanuary 27, 2022 @ 5pm
Draft Map Adoption/Pre-Final Map Public HearingFebruary 14, 2022 @ 6pm
Final Map Public Hearing/Final Map AdoptionMarch 28, 2022 @ 6pm

 

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What are the Traditional Redistricting Criteria?

  • Contiguity – all parts of a district should connect
  • Existing boundaries – districts should utilize boundaries such as geographic, street, and political boundaries
  • Communities of Interest – districts should preserve neighborhoods and communities of people sharing common interests
  • Compactness – districts should be geographically compact

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Current District Boundaries:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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