Camarillo Hosts Public Meetings And Invites Community Input On Redrawing District Lines

by Chris Bailey

11 October 2021 Camarillo, Ventura County

The Camarillo City Council will host the first of four public hearings on the redistricting process on October 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Redistricting is underway throughout California and involves the redrawing of district lines to balance the population in each of the 5 voting districts. The current district map was confirmed in May 2019 and known as Map 130

This is the first time Camarillo has undergone redistricting since transitioning to District-Based Elections in 2019. Redistricting occurs every ten years with the release of new U.S. Census data. The U.S. Census is the support to ensure each citizen is represented by a City Council member.

Community participation is vital as redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember. Camarillo residents are invited to learn about redistricting, share comments, and suggest maps for redrawing the lines through a series of public meetings.

 

The public hearings will be located at City Hall, Council Chambers, 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo, as follows:

                                    Public Hearing 1 – October 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

                                    Public Hearing 2 – November 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

                                    Public Hearing 3 – January 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.    

                                    Public Hearing 4 – February 23, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

A certified Spanish interpreter will be available. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special needs may be met by calling (805) 388-5397 in advance of the hearing. Please visit the Camarillo webpage for additional details: www.cityofcamarillo.org/redistricting. An interesting review of the Redistricting Hearing that were held in 2019 can be found here.

Chris Bailey is a reporter-at-large of citizensjournal.us, a business owner, military veteran and longtime resident of Camarillo


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