In an effort to obtain input regarding communities of interest as it relates to redistricting and how City Council district boundaries might be adjusted following the release of the 2020 U.S. Census, the City of Palm Springs will hold a series of upcoming public hearings and community engagement workshops, beginning this month. Communities of interest include shared geopgraphic, socio-economic, and cultural interests.
The redistricting process will be completed in two phases:
November 2021 – January 27, 2021
Identifying communities of interest and developing district boundary maps.
Feb. 10 – March 24, 2022
Refining and adopting a final district map.
The Phase I public hearings will be held on the following dates during regularly scheduled City Council meetings:
Nov. 4, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Overview of the redistricting process and the online mapping tool and solicit input on communities of interest
Dec. 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Release of the consultant’s draft maps and solicit input on communities of interest
Jan. 27, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Review of the consultant’s and community drawn maps
In addition, residents will be invited to participate in one of a series of five community workshops to learn more about the consultant’s draft maps and see a demonstration on how to use the online mapping tool to develop your own proposed district boundary map.
The workshops will be held on the following dates:
Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m.
Demuth Community Center
Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m.
Vista Del Monte Elementary School
Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
Palm Springs Convention Center
Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
Palm Springs Public Library Learning Center
Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
Cahuilla Elementary School
“We need your input on communities of interest in order to respect the boundaries of your communities during the redistricting process,” said City Clerk Anthony Mejia. “Everyone is encouraged to participate.”
For more information, visit PSDistricts.com.