On March 15, 2022 the City Council approved Ordinance O-2022-02 adopting a new City Council District map with adjusted boundaries and identification numbers of each electoral district. Please see the new district map below:
Following each federal Census, the City of Placentia is required to review new population data and to rebalance, if necessary, the population of its City Council election districts. Per the California Elections Code, the City Council is required to adopt a new district map or, if appropriate, readopt the existing district map following a series of public hearings. As required by law, the City Council districts must be “substantially equal in population” based upon the results of the 2020 Census. The districts must also comply with the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, the California Elections Code, and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
At public hearings conducted on February 10 and 16, 2022, the City Council received public input and a presentation from the City’s consultant National Demographics Corporation (“NDC”). NDC’s written and oral reports indicated that some of the maps that have been proposed had deficiencies under either state or federal legal principles regarding redistricting, and the City Council elected not to move forward with those maps. The City Council designated three maps for further consideration. At the public hearing on February 16, 2022, the City Council received public input and an additional presentation from NDC. The City Council then designated Public Map No. 3 (Revised and Renumbered by Council) as the proposed City Council district map to be adopted.
On March 1, 2022, the City Council held a public hearing to receive final input from the public regarding the designated draft map and to introduce the ordinance adopting the designated district boundary map and adjusting the boundaries of the City Council districts. The City Council approved and adopted Ordinance O-2022-02 and the designated district boundary map at their regular meeting on March 15, 2022.
The City has also created a redistricting page here, which has been used as a central location for all information related to the redistricting process. City Staff is currently preparing additional information. A new interactive district map will soon be available allowing residents to check their City Council voting district for November 2022.