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.
For the City of Stockton, council districts must be redrawn every ten years following the U.S. Census, so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city council member represents about the same number of constituents.
In Stockton, the City Council is responsible for drawing council district boundaries. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the City of Stockton, the redistricting process must be completed by mid-December 2021.
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a council member.
The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.
There are currently six council districts within the City of Stockton. A map of the City's current council districts is available on the City's website.
To determine which council district you live in, please use the About Your Address feature.
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria:
The City Council will:
The City Council and the Stockton Citizens Redistricting Advisory Commission will be holding meetings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Meetings are currently scheduled for:
Agendas for these meetings will be posted:
Use the public mapping tools to draw and submit a map. There are different tools for different purposes and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest. A variety of map-drawing tools are available:
Interactive Review Map to review, analyze, and compare maps, not to create them. Zoom in and out on map boundaries, view population counts/ID numbers, and view draft maps (once the draft maps are released). This is similar to Google Maps in ease of use.
Submit maps to City.Clerk@StockonCA.gov. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Draft Maps can be viewed below 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.
You can view the current district 2020 demographics here.
You can submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing the City Clerk.
Additional information will be available on this webpage. Email or call the Office of the City Clerk.
Meeting minutes and videos of the Stockton Citizens Redistricting Advisory Commission are available under Board and Commission Online Meetings, under Archives.
Meeting minutes and videos of the Stockton City Council are available under City Council Meetings Online.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 10/12/2021