A Recommended Districting Plan map was unanimously approved by the Chula Vista Redistricting Commission on Nov. 18 for the city council’s consideration next month.
A public hearing is scheduled for Dec.7 at 6 p.m at the City Council Chambers where action to either approve or disapprove the map will take place. The redistricting map is based on 2020 Census Data released in September which caused delays in the redistricting process.
The comission hosted a series of public hearings and workshops aimed to gather input on potential adjustments on the currently established city boundaries approved in 2015. Factors such as population changes, public comments, and other required criteria including the location of communities of interest were considered by the commissioners and the City's consultant demographer.
A special public meeting will take place following the council's decision to affirm approval, or reassess and modify the recommended map if it is not approved. City council is required to provide a written response detailing their reasoning for disapproval.
Decisions made at the Commission's special meeting will be final. The approved version at the special public meeting will be submitted to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters for use in the 2022, 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030 City Council elections.
Candidates running for council office must reside in, and be elected by voters within in their respective Districts. The Mayor and City Attorney are elected at-large by all voters in the city.
The city council meeting on Dec. 7 is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m, but will consider the Recommended Redistricting Plan time-certain at 6 p.m. All city council meetings are available online on the city’s website.