City of Alhambra Redistricting Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non- English-speaking communities.

What is redistricting?

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In the City of Alhambra, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which will be released in August, 2021.

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember.

The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. Information regarding upcoming City Council meetings including agendas and staff reports can be found in the Agenda Center. Videos and/or audio recordings of all past City Council meetings can also be found in the Agenda Center.

You can contact the City Clerk at 626-570-5090 or lmyles@cityofalhambra.org to find out more about how the process works.

What do the existing council districts look like?

You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here.

What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts, (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?

The City Council will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public workshops and public input hearings will be provided in applicable languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese) if residents submit a request 72 hours in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting public workshops and public input hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.

How can I get involved?

The City Council will be holding public hearings and public input workshops to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Those public workshops and public input hearings will be held on:

Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing October 25, 2021 @ 6pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link: 

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/81102814429?pwd=S2txRWJKcDNmK1B2ekswOUV1bjBhdz09

Webinar ID: 811 0281 4429, Passcode: 214013

Public Workshops/Hearings:  

District 4 (Pérez) - November 4, 2021 @ 6pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link:

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/82764241292?pwd=VDJaZmVOZ3dUUUxIYlk3ZE9IeGhTZz09

Webinar ID: 827 6424 1292, Passcode: 651422 

Or via Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

District 3 (Maloney) - November 9, 2021 @ 6pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link:

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/84303094756?pwd=cTN1eThHakdPa2lRU2ZmR2Z0QlZlZz09

Webinar ID: 843 0309 4756, Passcode: 545685

Or via Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

District 2 (Maza) - November 10, 2021 @ 6pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link: 

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/87839248584?pwd=TER0WlFqOWNjQ2RpQTREbjFHMHRtdz09

Webinar ID: 878 3924 8584. Passcode: 030425

Or via Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

District 1 (Lee) - November 16, 2021 @ 6pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link: 

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/84158802405?pwd=UVliSk1FcmVJNHQrZk8vRTZsYlBBQT09

Webinar ID: 841 5880 2405, Passcode: 819295

Or via Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

District 5 (Andrade-Stadler) - November 18, 2021 @ 6pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link: 

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/84130329061?pwd=Z2oyMlNRNVpoQVNHYnV4dVl2TFBzQT09

Webinar ID: 841 3032 9061, Passcode: 009073

Or via Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing: December 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link: 

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/87439126564?pwd=NTdwOEx3bEsvQndYb2lPdkZNN1J1dz09

Webinar ID: 874 3912 6564, Passcode: 698058

Or via Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799 or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

Draft Map AdoptionJanuary 24, 2022 @ 6pm (virtually via Zoom) - Zoom Webinar direct link:

https://cityofalhambra-org.zoom.us/j/89192825447?pwd=NUlLdXZhUUZYNVpoaXJhTmw1dm1DZz09

Webinar ID: 891 9282 5447, Passcode: 909409

Or via Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799 or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

Pre-Final Map Public Hearing: February 14, 2022 @ 6pm

Pre-Final Map Public Hearing: February 28, 2022 @ 6pm

Final Map Adoption (First Reading): March 14, 2022 @ 6pm

Final Map Adoption (Second Reading): March 28, 2022 @ 6pm

In addition to the public workshops and public input hearings, the City of Alhambra is providing an Online Mapping Tool to allow the members of the public to draw their own maps and submit them to the City Council. Please use the link below to access the Online Mapping Tool and attend one of the public workshops for a detailed explanation on how to use the Online Mapping Tool.

Link: https://app.districtbuilder.org/o/city-of-alhambra

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing lmyles@cityofalhambra.org.