Submit Draft Maps by December 23 for Council Consideration
The City of Vallejo is nearly halfway done with the process of redrawing its district lines, and the City is asking for community members to get involved in the remaining steps in the process by submitting proposed maps and participating in the two (2) remaining public hearings.
Community members are invited to help create a map that gives all Vallejoans fair and equal representation. The way district lines are drawn could change which District residents are in and who makes important local government decisions on their behalf – including which local laws get passed and how City dollars are spent.
Upcoming opportunities to participate include:
Drawing a proposed map
Vallejo community members can draw their own maps of where they think the Vallejo City Council district boundaries should be and submit them for Council consideration. Mapping tools are available on the City’s dedicated redistricting website at MapVallejo.org/draw-a-map.
Maps are due by December 23 at 3 p.m. for consideration at the January 11 public hearing and by January 25 at 3 p.m. for consideration at the February 8 public hearing. Community members can submit maps via MapVallejo.org/contact, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by dropping them off to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (555 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 94590) between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Once processed, draft maps will be posted to the website at MapVallejo.org/draft-maps.
Sharing thoughts on neighborhoods or communities of interest
The City wants to hear from residents about how they define their neighborhoods and communities of interest (groups of people that share common social or economic interests, live in a geographically definable area, and should be included within a single district for purposes of effective and fair representation in future elections). Input regarding resident communities and neighborhoods can be submitted by completing an online Communities of Interest worksheet, sending an email to MapVallejo@cityofvallejo.net, or contacting the City via MapVallejo.org/Contact.
Participating in one of the two upcoming hearings
The remaining hearings on January 11 and February 8 will focus on evaluating and revising draft maps and eventually selecting a map of the final City Council Districts. See the Redistricting Schedule for details.
Vallejo City Council, like many local governments, must redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed using the new data from the 2020 Census. To learn more about the City’s redistricting process, please visit Map Vallejo.org. To subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates and information about the redistricting process, visit MapVallejo.org/contact or email MapVallejo@cityofvallejo.net.