Additional Draft District Maps for Public Review
Attention Norco residents, as you may know, the City Council is currently considering the implementation of a district-based election system. Included for your information are links to download additional draft districting maps, along with demographic profiles of the proposed districts in each map. These draft maps will be presented during Public Hearing No. 4 tonight at the Special City Council Meeting held at Nellie Weaver Hall at 7 p.m. The City Council is urging residents to participate in the process by attending the meeting and providing input.
Draft “Green” Map: http://bit.ly/2mjoJQS
Draft “Purple” Map: http://bit.ly/2mp17LD
Draft “Orange” Map: http://bit.ly/2E6LyA2
Draft “Tan” Map: http://bit.ly/2DE5bCn
Draft “Yellow” Map: http://bit.ly/2BoPOaV
Opportunities for Public Input
Public input is vital in order to understand how and if a district-based election system is suitable for Norco. There are three ways to provide input:
1. Email Comments to email@example.com or Mail Comments to Norco City Hall ATTN: City Clerk at 2870 Clark Avenue, Norco, CA 92860
2. Attend the City Council Meetings on January 24 and February 7, and participate in public comments
3. Draw and Submit Your Own Proposed Neighborhood Map (Blank maps are available on the website here: http://bit.ly/2F9Nze0)
Background on the Consideration and Implementation of a District-Based Election System
The City of Norco was served with a demand letter from Shenkman Hughes on October 2, 2017, alleging a violation of the California Voting Rights Act and threatening litigation if district conversion is not implemented. Norco currently utilizes an at-large election system in which registered voters cast votes for every Council seat. Changing to district-based elections would result in the City being divided into five districts, each with one Council Member who resides in the district and is chosen solely by the voters in that district.