In accordance with CA Assembly Bill 849 Section 12 (g), information on this page will be retained for a period of ten (10) years. This page can not be superseded till January 1, 2031.
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 council member represents about the same number of constituents. In Fontana, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts.
Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is usually released around March 31, 2021; however, due to COVID-19, the U.S. Census data was delayed and the information was not available until September 30, 2021. For the City of Fontana, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a council member.
The City Council will seek public input in selecting the next district map for Fontana. The public will have an opportunity to share with the City Council how they think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent the community in upcoming public hearings.
You can contact Ashton Gout, CMC, Deputy City Clerk at (909) 350-7602 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.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: District Map
What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria:
- Geographically contiguous districts (each city council district should share a common border with the next).
- The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
- The geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
- Easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.).
- 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 via social media and public hearings 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 Hearings will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting public hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.
|October 12, 2021|
1st Public Hearing - Held prior to the release of draft maps
|October 26, 2021||2nd Public Hearing - Held prior to the release of draft maps|
|TBD||Mapping tool released to public|
|Fall/Winter||NDC to prepare draft maps using 2020 Census data|
|TBD||Deadline for public to submit draft maps for consideration at 3rd public hearing|
|January 18,2022||Publish draft map(s)|
|January 25, 2022||3rd public hearing - Consideration and input on proposed draft maps|
|March 8, 2022||4th Public Hearing- Council to introduce ordinance approving final maps|
|April 17, 2022||City deadline to adopt ordinance after 2nd reading (effecting immediately) and to submit map to registrar|
|November 2022||2022 Election|