Redistricting

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The Redistricting Process

Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to consider whether there is a need to redraw district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Concord first drew the boundaries for its five districts with community input and adopted them in early 2018. Now that the City has new demographic data from the 2020 Census, the City Council must publicly review these boundaries and consider whether to adjust them.

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 Concord is asking for your help to determine the necessity of planning, drawing, and redividing new City districts.

The finalized maps that you will help us create will define the five City of Concord district borders, and these new districts will impact how you elect your Councilmembers for the next 10 years.

Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements. It’s important that we hear your thoughts on these defining aspects of our community. What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?

How to participate:

Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming workshop to get involved!

  • Submit written testimony about the process or a specific map to Redistricting@cityofconcord.org
  • Click on the "Schedule" tab to see the calendar of workshops and public hearings at which you can speak about the process or a specific map.
  • Click on the "Draw a Map" tab for information on drawing and submitting maps.

At the hearings and workshops, we want you to:

  • Share your story
  • Define your neighborhood or community of interest
  • Explain why redistricting is relevant to your community
  • Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all seven districts
  • Share your opinions of the draft maps
  • Talk to your neighbors and local organizations