City Council Redistricting Process

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Share your input on the future of Ward Boundary Lines

 

The City of Santa Ana wants to empower residents by participating in the redistricting process. We need to hear from you!

  • To learn more about all the ways to get involved, click here.
  • Draw your draft map:
DistrictR Mapping Tool
DistrictR Mapping Tool

View Submitted Maps

 

Santa Ana is hosting the following in-person and virtual redistricting public input workshops:

Ward 6

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave.

Ward 3

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Pentecostal Church of God, 1025 W. Memory Lane

Ward 2

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Ave.

Ward 1

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Salgado Recreation Center, 706 N. Newhope St.

Ward 5

Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
El Salvador Community Center, 1825 W. Civic Center Dr.

Ward 4

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Memorial Community Center, 2102 S. Flower St.

Background

In 2018, the City transitioned from an at-large election system to by-ward elections for the election of City Council members. The City Council adopted a final ward map that was comprised of six wards. The first City Council election under the new ward map was held on November 3, 2020, and three Council ward seats along with the mayoral seat were on the ballot. In compliance with Federal and California Voting Rights Act requirements, the City must now undergo a redistricting process based on new 2020 US Census demographic data.

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their ward lines to reflect how local populations have changed. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a ward for purposes of electing a councilmember. In the City of Santa Ana, the City Council is responsible for drawing council wards and the process must be completed by April 17, 2022. 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 to non-English-speaking communities. The City Council will seek input in selecting the next ward map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think ward boundaries should be drawn to best represent our community.

Timeline

Resolution of Intent October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Amended and Restated Resolution of Intent October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing October 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing November 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Draft Map Adoption/Pre-Final Map Public Hearing November 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Pre-Final Map Public Hearing December 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Final Map Adoption (First Reading) January 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Final Map Adoption (Second Reading if needed) February 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza

 

To join by Zoom click on or type the following address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/315965149; or Call (669) 900-9128 and enter Meeting ID: 315-965-149#.

 

Agendas, Minutes and Recordings

City Council Public Hearings

Meeting Date Agendas Recordings Minutes
October 5, 2021 Agenda Video  
October 19, 2021 Agenda Video  
November 2, 2021 Agenda Video  
November 15, 2021 Agenda Video  
December 6, 2021      
January 18, 2022      
February 1, 2022      

Community Workshops

Presentations: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean

Meeting Date Recordings
September 25, 2021 Video
October 7, 2021 Video
October 9, 2021 Video
October 23, 2021 Video
October 29, 2021 Video
October 30, 2021 Video
 

 

Submit Your Community of Interest Form

Take a short survey and tell us about your community! 

What is a Community of Interest? 
Community involvement in the redistricting process begins with identifying “Communities of Interest”. A Community of Interest is a group of people that share common cultural, demographic, economic, geographic, or social interests. Keeping these communities together is a high-ranking criterion in the redistricting process.  
Some examples of Communities of Interest include:  

  • Senior citizens 
  • LGBTQ+  
  • Residents who share a common language 
  • Members of Neighborhood Associations 
  • People associated with neighborhood schools 
  • College students living near campus 
  • People who live downtown or in a neighborhood 
  • People that use the same transportation systems 

Communities of Interest Testimonies Received, click here.

 

Submit Your Community of Interest Map

Mapping Tool

Community of Interest Mapping Activity

Herramienta de Mapeo de Comunidad de Interés (Spanish)

Công Cụ Vẽ Bản Đồ Cộng Đồng (Vietnamese)

繪製社區地圖工具 (Chinese)

커뮤니티 지도 그리기 도구 (Korean)

Maps Received, click here.

Current City Council Ward Map

2020 Ward Map

Helpful Documents

California Rights Act

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Get Involved!

Email public comment and draft maps to eComment@santa-ana.org. All correspondence becomes a public record including contact information.
 

Contact Us

For questions, please contact us directly at cityclerk@santa-ana.org or by calling (714) 647-6520 during business hours as listed at:
https://www.santa-ana.org/holiday-and-closed-friday-schedule.

 

mySantaAna App

Download the mySantaAna mobile app! For more information on the app and where to download, please visit:
https://www.santa-ana.org/residents/mysantaana-app.