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.

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

Public Workshops/Hearings          District 4 (Pérez)              November 4, 2021 @ 6pm

          District 3 (Maloney)              November 9, 2021 @ 6pm

                                                           District 2 (Maza)              November 10, 2021 @ 6pm

                                                           District 1 (Lee)                  November 16, 2021 @ 6pm

                      District 5 (Andrade-Stadler)        November 18, 2021 @ 6pm 

Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing                                                   December 13, 2021 @ 6pm

Draft Map Adoption                                  January 24, 2022 @ 6pm

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

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