2022 Redistricting

Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The City of Los Alamitos is asking for your help to plan, draw, and reapportion new City districts. 

The finalized maps that you will help us create will change how you elect your City Council Members for the next 10 years. 

Our primary goal when drawing 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? 

Share your specific thoughts, draw a map or attend an upcoming public hearing to get involved! 

This page will serve as your go-to homepage for all things Redistricting. You will find agendas for Council workshops and hearings, proposed maps for consideration, information on how you can get involved, and a list of resources if you want more information. 

Process and Schedule

Step Description
Two Initial Hearings
1/18 & 2/7
Held prior to release of draft maps
Education and to solicit input on the communities in the Districts
Deadline for Submissions
2/21/22
Deadline to submit maps for discussion at the February 28th Public Hearing
Two Draft Map Hearings
2/28 & 3/7
Two Public Hearings to discuss and revise draft maps
Deadline for Submission
3/11/2022
Deadline to submit maps for discussion at the March 21st Public Hearing
Final Adoption
3/21/22
Final selection and adoption of a map at a regular Council meeting
Map Adoption
by April 17, 2022
Final map must be posted at least 7 days prior to adoption. Map adopted via ordinance or resolution

Public Meetings and Agendas

Date Purpose Documents
Public Hearing #1 
January 18, 2022
Overview of the redistricting process and to solicit input on communities of interest Public Hearing Notice
Public Hearing #2  February 7, 2022 
5:30 p.m.
Overview of the redistricting process and the online mapping tool and solicit input on communities of interest  
Public Hearing #3 
February 28, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Release of the consultant’s draft maps and solicit input on communities of interest  
Public Hearing #4 
March 7, 2022 
6:00 p.m.
Review of the consultant’s and community drawn maps – select and adopt final map  
     

Draw a Map


Online Mapping Tools

The City has partnered with Dave’s Redistricting Tool to provide an online mapping experience allowing residents to create and submit their own proposed redrawn Council District maps.

To use this online tool, you will need to create a free account.  Dave’s Redistricting App Quick Start Guide may be downloaded here. It is recommended that you download the instructions, and then begin drawing your own maps.

Once you have created your account, you may search for the template created specifically for Los Alamitos. This template has our City boundaries, the 2020 census blocks aligned with them, and the 2020 census data that is necessary to draw your own map.

Paper Maps

A one-page paper map that provides population by neighborhood is available for those who wish to draw a map on paper and submit it for consideration. You can download the paper maps here: English Paper Map for Printing (PDF) Spanish Paper Map for Printing (PDF)

Submittal

Once finished, you may submit either your electronic or paper map to the City Clerk via email to wquintanar@cityoflosalamitos.org. Please use the subject "2022 Redistricting Map Submittal".