The Redistricting Process
Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. State law requires Cities and Counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding Public Hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities. The City of Half Moon Bay is asking for your help to plan and draw new City districts.
The finalized maps that you will help us create will define the Half Moon Bay City Council district borders, and these new districts will impact how you elect your Council Members for the next 10 years. The City Council will consider options for maps with either four districts and a directly-elected Mayor or five districts and a rotating Mayor.
Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?
How to participate?
Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming workshop to get involved!
- Submit written testimony about the process or a specific map to JBlair@hmbcity.com.
- Click here to see the calendar of workshops and public hearings at which you can speak about the process or a specific map.
- Click here for information on drawing and submitting maps.
At the hearings and workshops, we want you to:
- Share your story
- Define your neighborhood or community of interest
- Explain why redistricting is relevant to your community
- Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all five districts
- Share your opinions of the draft maps
- Talk to your neighbors and local organizations