Redistricting (2021)

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WHAT IS REDISTRICTING?

Every ten years, following the U.S. Census, the City of Lodi must re-establish the boundaries for City Council districts to reflect how local populations have changed. State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities. The City of Lodi is asking for your help to plan, draw, and redivide new City districts.

The finalized maps that you will help us create will define the five (5) City of Lodi Council district borders, and these new districts will impact how you elect your Council Members for the next 10 years.

Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Every Lodi resident has an opportunity to participate in the City of Lodi redistricting process. There are many ways to participate.

  • Attend public meetings. Two Public Hearings will be held via Zoom and live streamed to the City of Lodi – City Hall Facebook page. Two additional Public Hearings will be held in-person and live streamed to the City of Lodi – City Hall Facebook page. Two additional workshops will also be conducted in-person.
  • Participate using Zoom to make live comments. All Public Hearings will have an option for residents to join the hearing using Zoom. Click here for more information about Zoom.
  • Submit comments by emailing councilcomments@lodi.gov Comments will be available to review online. 
  • COMING SOON! Submit a redistricting map. An interactive map-drawing tool on the City’s website will be made available to the public following the release on the Census data. The data has been delayed due to COVID-19 and will likely be made available in August/September 2021. This tool will allow groups and individual members of the public to draw maps and submit those maps to the City Council.
  • Submit written testimony about the process or a specific map to councilcomments@lodi.gov..

Upcoming Public Meetings and Workshops

Date Time Location Description Documents
Wednesday, 
July 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Login: https://zoom.us/j/98343457003?pwd=Vm14anRKUm9PWURFb0JnbThSWDFOdz09

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    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 983 4345 7003
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acrNxOEMJU
    

Public Hearing
Held prior to the release of draft maps.
Purpose: Identify "neighborhoods," "communities of interest," and "secondary areas."
Mapping tools overview.
Public Hearing Notice
Minutes
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Public Hearing
Held prior to the release of draft maps.
Purpose: Identify "neighborhoods," "communities of interest," and "secondary areas."
Mapping tools overview.
Public Hearing Notice
Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Recording
Release of Census Data     Census data available Aug 16.
Prisoner-adjusted data available up to six weeks later.
Release draft maps after a three-week mandated waiting period, if applicable.

 
February 2022 TBD TBD Community Workshop
Draft Mapping Event
Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Recording
March 2, 2022 7:00 p.m. Carnegie Forum Public Hearing
Discuss and revise draft maps.
Discuss election sequencing.
Identify focus maps.
Public Hearing Notice
Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Recording
March 2022 TBD TBD Community Workshop
Draft Mapping Event
Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Recording
April 6, 2022 7:00 p.m. Carnegie Forum Public Hearing
Identify preferred map.
Adopt map.


Public Hearing Notice
Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Recording
April 17, 2022     Deadline to adopt map  

Language interpretation and requests for disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or devices, may be arranged by emailing a request to cityclerk@lodi.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

Para solicitar traducción del idioma o una modificación por discapacidad, incluso los soportes auxiliares y los dispositivos, se puede mandar un correo electrónico a cityclerk@lodi.gov al menos 72 horas antes de la reunión.”

NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS?

We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email at cityclerk@lodi.gov, or by phone at 209-333-6702.