The Vallejo City Council completed its redistricting process by adopting Ordinance No. 1862 N.C. (2d), establishing a new City Council district map. The six-district map can be reviewed online on the City’s website.
Councilmembers will continue to serve under the same election cycle with Council seats for districts 2, 4 and 5 being up for election in November 2022, and districts 1, 3 and 6 up for reelection in 2024.
The City began the redistricting process in April 2021 and hired National Demographics Corporation (NDC) to serve as the demographer and Tripepi Smith to assist with outreach efforts. The City launched the process by creating its redistricting website, MapVallejo.org. The website provides background information about redistricting, a schedule of upcoming meetings, mapping tools, draft maps submitted throughout the process and answers to frequently asked questions.
To gather public input and insights on the redistricting process, the City of Vallejo held five public hearings and three community workshops:
- June 22, 2021 – First Public Hearing
- July 27, 2021 – Second Public Hearing
- August 7, 2021 – Virtual Community Workshop
- August 14, 2021 – Two In-Person Community Workshops at 9 AM & 1 PM
- January 11, 2022 – Third Public Hearing
- February 8, 2022 – Fourth Public Hearing
- March 8, 2022 – Fifth Public Hearing
The community workshops gave residents an opportunity to learn more about the redistricting process, share their input on communities of interest and explain how they would like their district boundaries to be drawn. The City’s demographer also demonstrated how to use the mapping tools that were made available for the public to use to create maps.
At the public hearings, the City Council received an overview of the process, reviewed public comments and discussed draft maps submitted by the public and created by the demographer.
In addition to public meetings, the City encouraged Vallejo community members and community-based organizations to participate through various forms of outreach including redistricting emails, phone calls, social media posts, flyers, and bus advertisements.
The City Council considered three draft maps for adoption. Councilmembers selected the final map at the fifth redistricting public hearing on March 8, 2022, and they adopted the ordinance establishing the final map on March 22, 2022. In its map selection, the Vallejo City Council prioritized minimizing the number of residents whose vote would be deferred from 2022 to 2024. However, some residents in District 5 have been moved to District 6 as a result of necessary boundary adjustments and will now vote in the November 2024 municipal election. The City will notify these residents of their vote deferral via mailer.
Councilmember seats in districts 2, 4 and 5 are up for election in November 2022. Councilmember seats for districts 1, 3 and 6 are up for election in November 2024. View the selected map, election sequence and determine which district you reside in at mapvallejo.org/selected-map. For additional information regarding the conclusion of the redistricting process, visit mapvallejo.org or contact the City Clerk by phone at (707) 648-4527.