In accordance with CA Assembly Bill 849 Section 12 (g) , information on this page needs to be retained for a period of 10 years. The last date this was modified was on ---, this page can not be superseded till January 1, 2031.
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 Wildomar, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts.
Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is usually released around March 31, 2021; however, due to COVID-19, the U.S. Census data was delayed and the information will not be available until September 30, 2021. For the City of Fontana, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.
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 Deputy City Clerk at (909) 350-6753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how the process works.
What do the existing council districts look like?
You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here: District Map
What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria:
- Geographically contiguous districts (each city council district should share a common border with the next).
- Geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
- Geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
- Easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.).
- 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 via social media and public hearings 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 public hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.