Use the public mapping tools to draw and submit maps. There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest. You may choose to draw either a 4-district or a 5-district map.  For 4-district maps, the Mayor would be citywide, directly elected.  For 5-district maps, the Mayor position would rotate from among the five Council Members.

Mapping Tools:

1. Paper-only maps for those without internet access or who prefer paper.

Tools needed:

    • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population Count (in English or Spanish)
    • Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.

2. Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals. (Coming soon!)

Tools needed:

    • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population ID#s (in English or Spanish)
    • Public Participation Kit 4-District Map – Excel Spreadsheet (in English or Spanish)
    • Public Participation Kit 5-District Map – Excel Spreadsheet (in English or Spanish)

3. DistrictR a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods or communities of interest.

Tools needed:

4. Caliper’s Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping tool to draw maps census block by census block and submit maps electronically.

Tools needed:

5. Interactive Review Map to review, analyze, and compare maps, not to create them. Zoom in and out on map boundaries, view population counts/ID#s, and view draft maps (once the draft maps are released). Similar to Google Maps in ease of use.

Tools needed:

6. Other Resources

Submit maps to JBlair@hmbcity.com. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map.

It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.