Rather than face potential litigation for violating the California Voting Rights Act, the City of La Palma is making a change in how voters elect the City Council as many cities across the state have done.
Beginning in 2024, voters will vote for one City Council Member who lives in their district.
This will replace the current system of at-large citywide elections in which voters have the ability to vote for all City Council Members.
We need your help to make this change and draw new City Council districts!
One of our primary goals when drawing City Council districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?
How to participate?
Share your specific thoughts, view and comment on the draft maps, draw a map, or attend an upcoming council meeting to get involved!
- Submit written testimony about your community, the process, or a specific map to Districting@CityofLaPalma.org. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map. It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.
- Click here to see the calendar of public hearings at which you can speak about the process or a specific map.
- Click here for information on drawing and submitting maps.
- Click here to view proposed draft map options (Updated 8/29/2022!)
At the hearings and workshops, we want you to:
- Share your story
- Define your neighborhood or community of interest
- Explain why districting is relevant to your community
- Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all districts
- Share your opinions of the draft maps
- Talk to your neighbors and local organizations