City Council Redistricting Process

Introduction

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non English-speaking communities. 

Background

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In the City of Chino Hills, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around October, 2021. For the City of Chino Hills, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022. 

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a council member.

The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

You can contact the City Clerk at (909) 364-2624 to find out more about how the process works. 

What do the existing council districts look like? 

Residents can look up their current district by using an interactive map online.  Please follow these directions:

  • Single-Family Homes: enter street address in search box.
  • Condominiums: enter street address in search box.
  • Apartment Homes: type “apartment” in the search box for a list of apartment complexes (scroll through list).
  • Mobile Homes: type “mobile home” in the search box for a list of mobile home parks (scroll through list).

Find Your District

Map of Current District Maps

What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines? 

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each City Council district 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. 

How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting? 

The City Council 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. Translators will be provided for Public Hearings if residents submit a request 72 hours in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting Public Hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process. 

How to Get Involved 

Public Hearings will be held to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. All Public Hearings will be held in conjunction with our scheduled City Council Meetings at the Chino Hills City Council Chambers, 14000 City Center Drive, on

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Public participation available via Zoom ONLY
06-08-2021 Staff ReportPowerPoint PresentationVideo Link
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Public participation available in person AND via Zoom 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these Public Hearings will be held via Zoom. Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87939548952 or call 1-669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID: 879 3954 8952

Participants may submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by 5:30 pm on the day of the Public Hearing and will be read into the record during the meeting. Public comments are limited to three minutes (approximately 350 words). Prior to the meeting, comments can be submitted via email or in person during normal business hours. Participants on Zoom may provide verbal comments during the meeting.