Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The City of Vallejo is asking for residents’ help to plan, draw and redivide new City districts.
The City invites community members to help create a map that gives all Vallejoans fair and equal representation. The way district lines are drawn could change which Council 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.
Vallejo residents can get involved by:
Sharing their specific thoughts
Public comment regarding resident communities and neighborhoods can be submitted to MapVallejo@cityofvallejo.net or through the City’s redistricting website at MapVallejo.org/Contact.
Drawing a map
Members of the public can draft proposed district maps using public mapping tools available on MapVallejo.org/Draw-A-Map. Understanding that everyone has different levels of comfort with technology, the City is offering various tools including both online and printable options.
Learning via a virtual workshop
Residents can learn more about the City’s process and how to map their own communities by watching the City’s virtual workshop in English, Spanish or Filipino.
Participating in an upcoming hearing
Hearings considering resident-submitted draft maps are scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 8 p.m. The City must adopt its final map and submit it to the Solano County Registrar of Voters by Sunday, April 17, 2022. See the Redistricting Schedule for details.
Unless residents share maps and feedback, the City Council will be left to make this important decision without community members’ valuable perspectives.
For more information on the City’s redistricting hearing schedule and process, visit the website at MapVallejo.org. Residents can also subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates and information about the redistricting process at MapVallejo.org/contact or by emailing MapVallejo@cityofvallejo.net.