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File #: 311-2021    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Evening Public Hearings Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/10/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 10/26/2021 Final action:
Title: 2021-2022 Redistricting Process - 1st Public Hearing Without District Boundary Maps
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Final Memo on Existing Lines and 2020 Population Data, 2. ATCH 2 - Redistricting Save the Date! Flyer (English and Spanish), 3. ATCH 3 - Completed Community of Interest Worksheets
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk

Prepared By: Caitlin Saldanha, Deputy City Clerk

2021-2022 Redistricting Process - 1st Public Hearing Without District Boundary Maps


Receive a presentation from the City's consulting demographer, Redistricting Partners LLC, regarding the process and criteria for establishing new district boundaries under the 2021-2022 redistricting process; and hold the first public hearing without maps of proposed district boundaries to receive public input regarding the boundaries of districts.



Each city with district-based elections is required to update ("redistrict") the district boundaries every ten years, following the receipt of updated population data from each federal decennial census. Since the City of Napa has district-based elections for four Councilmembers, the City is required to redistrict the district boundaries prior to the next election of Councilmembers in 2022. Councilmember Districts 2 and 4 were on the ballot on November 3, 2020, and Councilmember Districts 1 and 3 will be on the ballot on November 8, 2022. Although the City recently established the district boundaries on May 5, 2020 for the November 2020 election, the boundaries are based on the 2010 federal census, which means the City must now update the boundaries through the redistricting process based on the 2020 federal census. The 2020 federal census was made available to the City on September 21, 2021 following the reallocation of the state prisoner population and is now published for official use.

As summarized in this report, State law establishes minimum procedural requirements for redistricting that the City must follow. The minimum procedural requirements are similar to the staff-led processes the City followed in 2020, when the City conducted a series of public hearings and community workshops with substantial ...

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