City of Carson Redistricting Process
As a safety precaution, all scheduled redistricting information meetings have been converted to VIRTUAL meetings.

Public Comment Form on Communities of Interest
[ Spanish Public Comments Form ]

Name*

Phone Number*

Email Address *
What is the name of the neighborhood where you reside:

How do you describe your community to someone who hasn't visited? What streets/boundaries define your community?

What are the major cultural/recreational/educational/religious institutions in your community?

Does your community have major geographical boundaries/features (freeways, parks, lakes, mountains)?

Do you have concerns about the current boundaries of your City Council District?

Other Comments:



If you would like to ask a question, you may submit questions by emailing jraymond@carsonca.gov
2022 Draft Redistricting Maps (Two Maps)
Click here for the Draft Maps

Upcoming: Public Workshop - Tuesday, 1/25/2022, 6 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 953 5094 7423
Passcode: 591380
In 2020, the City of Carson adopted City Council districts for the four city council seats, with the Mayor’s seat remaining at large. 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 Carson, the Mayor and City Council are responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which was released in September 2021. For the City of Carson, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.

Before adopting the Council district boundaries, the City was required to hold two public meetings on the redistricting process before the publication of any draft redistricting maps. A public hearing was held on November 16, 2021 and a public workshop held on December 4, 2021, prior to any draft redistricting maps being produced.

These are the two “Draft Maps” produced by the City’s demographer, Bear Demographics, for public review and City Council discussion. These maps must be published seven (7) days prior to any public hearing held to consider the maps. The first City Council public hearing to discuss these maps will be held on January 18, 2022.



Frequently Asked Questions
[ Spanish FAQ ]   [ Tagalog FAQ ]

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 Carson, the Mayor and City Council are responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which was released in August, 2021. For the City of Carson, 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 councilmember.
The Mayor and City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the Mayor and City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. You can contact John Raymond, Assistant City Manager at 310-952-1773 or jraymond@carsonca.gov 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 Mayor and 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 Mayor and City Council notify the public about redistricting?
The Mayor and 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 and Tagalog) if residents submit a request in advance. The Mayor and 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 Mayor and City Council will be holding public hearings and public input workshops to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn.

Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing November 16, 2021 7pm City Council Meeting
Public Workshops January 10, 2022 6pm Hemingway Park
January 11, 2022 6pm Dolphin Park
Presentation and Adoption of Draft City Council Member District Boundaries Map
Pre-Final Map Public Hearing January 18, 2022 7pm City Council Meeting
Public Workshops
Spectrum Local Channel 35 AT&T Local Channel 99
ZOOM VIRTUAL LINK

ZOOM DIAL-IN LINK
Dial: (669) 900-6833
Enter Meeting ID: 953 5094 7423
Enter Password: 591380
January 19, 2022 * 6pm
ZOOM
January 25, 2022 * 6pm
ZOOM
Pre-Final Map Public Hearing February 1, 2022 7pm City Council Meeting ZOOM
Public Workshops
Spectrum Local Channel 35 AT&T Local Channel 99
ZOOM VIRTUAL LINK

ZOOM DIAL-IN LINK
Dial: (669) 900-6833
Enter Meeting ID: 953 5094 7423
Enter Password: 591380
February 8, 2022 * 6pm
ZOOM
February 9, 2022 * 6pm
ZOOM
February 16, 2022 * 6pm
ZOOM
February 22, 2022 * 6pm
ZOOM
Public Hearing/Introduction of District Boundaries Ordinance March 1, 2022 7pm City Council Meeting
Final Map Adoption March 15, 2022 7pm City Council Meeting

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing CityClerk@carsonca.gov 
Where can I find out more?
The City maintains a webpage on the city’s redistricting process.