Deadline to submit District Voting Maps January 7 and 9
Residents interested in submitting District Voting Maps must provide hardcopy/paper maps to the City Clerk’s Office by noon Friday, January 7. Electronic email or faxed map submittals (including Excel file submission or PDF/picture/scanned maps) are due by 5 pm Sunday, January 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 949-859-1386.
The City has long sought the public’s help in mapping out what a district-based election would look like and has hosted several meetings including the December 16 District Mapping Workshop regarding the process to show residents how maps are created.
As always, the City encourages residents to participate in the process.
For more information, contact 949-470-3052 or email@example.com.
Once again, the City is exaggerating its outreach.
The City says it wants its citizens to be active and involved, however, opportunities were limited.
Why were public meetings scheduled during the holiday season?
Here are some unanswered questions: When and who and on what basis was it determined that Aegean Hills has not assimilated into the community?
What is the statutory deadline, not the city created deadline, to vote on a selected district map?
Who created the gerrymandered Map A? The demographer has stated that CDM did not create the map, their demographers only plugged in the information. Was this map created by Voter Education Ad Hoc members Trish Kelley and Greg Raths?
After the August 24, 2021 promise of "City meetings to be held in diverse locations in the city (to cover whole city)" why were only two workshops scheduled?
Did the city attorney bring to the City Council concerns raised by citizens who attended the October 30, 2021 council meeting? Will the Assistant city attorney bring concerns raised by residents who attended the December 16, 2021 workshop?
Is it legal or proper to create a two tiered system for the submission of District Maps?