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THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS

Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to consider whether there is a need to redraw ward lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Now that the City has new demographic data from the 2020 Census, the City Council must publicly review these boundaries and consider whether to adjust them.

State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities. The City of Riverside is asking for your help to determine the necessity of planning, drawing, and redividing new City wards.

The finalized maps that you will help us create will define the seven City of Riverside ward borders, and these new wards will impact how you elect your Councilmembers for the next 10 years.

Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements. It’s important that we hear your thoughts on these defining aspects of our community. What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?

How to participate:

Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming workshop to get involved!

Ward

Meetings

Address

Date

Time

2 Cesar Chavez Community Center
Bobby Bonds Park
2060 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
1 Main Library Community Room 3900 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501 Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
4 Ysmael Villegas Community Center 3091 Esperanza St, Riverside, CA 92504 Thursday, August 25, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
5 Arlington Library 556 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503 Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
3 RUSD - Victoria Elementary 2910 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92506 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
6 Arlanza Library 8267 Philbin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503 Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
7 La Sierra Library 4600 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505 Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
  Virtual   Saturday, September 17, 2022 10am
  Public Hearing - Inclusiveness,
Community Engagement, and
Governmental Processes Committee
3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 6pm
4 Orange Terrace Library Community Room 20010 Orange Terrace Pkwy,
Riverside, CA 92508
Thursday, October 6, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
1 Ruth Lewis Community Center/Reid Park 701 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501 Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
5 Renck Community Center/Hunt Park 4015 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503 Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
3 Joyce Jackson Community Center
Nichols Park
5505 Dewey Ave, Riverside, CA 92504 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
6 Arlanza Community Center/Bryant Park 7950 Philbin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503 Thursday, October 20, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
  Virtual   Saturday, October 22, 2022 10am
7 La Sierra Community Center 5215 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505 Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
2 UCR 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521 Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
5 Arlington High School 2951 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503 Saturday, October 29, 2022 10:30am-12:30pm

At the hearings and workshops, we want you to:

  • Share your story
  • Define your neighborhood or community of interest
  • Explain why redistricting is relevant to your community
  • Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all seven districts
  • Share your opinions of the draft maps
  • Talk to your neighbors and local organizations

FAQ

Every ten years, wards must be redrawn so that each ward is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In Riverside, the City is responsible for drawing council wards and the redistricting process must be completed by August 2023.

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a ward for purposes of electing a councilmember.

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 your community.

You can contact the City Clerk at ReshapeRiverside@riversideca.gov or 951-826-5557 to find out more about how the process works.

You can find maps of the City’s current council wards here.

To the extent practicable, ward lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous wards (each council ward should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) 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.

The City will reach out to local media 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 will notify the public about redistricting hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.

The City Council will be holding public hearings to receive public input on where ward lines should be drawn.

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: ReshapeRiverside@riversideca.gov

 

Online Mapping Tool & Information Coming Soon

The City maintains a webpage on the city’s redistricting process here: www.riversideca.gov/reshaperiverside

Past Meetings

Meetings

Address

Date

Time

City Council 3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Comments received   Video

 
City Council 3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Comments received   Video

 
City Council 3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Comments received   Video

 
City Council 3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

No Comments   Video

 
Inclusiveness,
Community Engagement, and
Governmental Processes Committee
3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Tuesday, July 6, 2022

Comments received   Video

 
City Council 3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Comments received   Video

 
City Council 

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Comments received   Video

6:15pm

Public Hearing - Inclusiveness,
Community Engagement, and
Governmental Processes Committee

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Comments received   Video

3:30pm