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Reshape City of Riverside

 

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 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 wards 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?

English/ASL -Public Service Announcement

Spanish - Public Service Announcement

 

How to participate:

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

Mapping Tool Demo Video                                                                                             

DistrictR / Draw Your Own Map   Community of Interest Form-English   Community of Interest Form-Spanish   

Public Testimony     Submitted Maps and COI Forms    List of Communities of Interest

Ward

Meetings

Address

Date

Time

  Inclusiveness, Community Engagement, and
Governmental Processes Committee
3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 3:30pm

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 ward or of all seven wards
  • Share your opinions of the draft maps
  • Talk to your neighbors and local organizations

Missed The Workshop?

Download Workshop Schedule     Download Pre-Map Workshop Presentation   Download Post-Map Workshop Presentation Download 11/2/2022 ICGC Presentation   Descargar presentación del taller

 

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. Timeline details.

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

The City will seek input in selecting the next ward map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City 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.

City of Riverside Atlas and Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP)

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.  City of Riverside Atlas and Census information.

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 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: DistrictR

To access the online mapping tool and create draft maps use DistrictR

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

Past Meetings

Meetings

Address

Date

City Council

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report, and attachments

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Comments received   Video

City Council

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Comments received   Video

City Council

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Comments received   Video

City Council

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

No Comments   Video

Inclusiveness,
Community Engagement, and
Governmental Processes Committee

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Tuesday, July 6, 2022

Comments received   Video

City Council

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Comments received   Video

City Council 

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Comments received   Video

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

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Comments received   Video

City Council

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report, and attachments

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Video

Cesar Chavez Community Center
Bobby Bonds Park
2060 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Video

Main Library Community Room 3900 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Video       Video(Spanish)

Ysmael Villegas Community Center 3091 Esperanza St, Riverside, CA 92504

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Video        Video(Spanish)

Arlington Library 9556 Magnolia Ave​, Riverside, CA 92503

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

Inclusiveness,
Community Engagement, and
Governmental Processes Committee

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report, and attachments

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

No Comments      Video

RUSD - Victoria Elementary 2910 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Video            Video(Spanish)

Arlanza Library 8267 Philbin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Video           Video(Spanish)

La Sierra Library 4600 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Video            Video(Spanish)

Virtual  

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Video            

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

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachments

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Video

Orange Terrace Library Community Room 20010 Orange Terrace Pkwy,
Riverside, CA 92508

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

Ruth Lewis Community Center/Reid Park 701 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

Renck Community Center/Hunt Park 4015 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

Joyce Jackson Community Center
Nichols Park
5505 Dewey Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

Hillcrest High School 11800 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92503

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Virtual   

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish) 

La Sierra Community Center 5215 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

UCR-Alumni & Visitors Center 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

Arlington High School 2951 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Video          Video(Spanish)

Inclusiveness, Community Engagement, and
Governmental Processes Committee

3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92522

Minutes, Report and attachements coming soon

Wednesday, November 2, 2022