Glendale, CA – On August 15, the Glendale City Council held its third public hearing on a proposal to adopt a council district map for voters to consider in March 2024, when voters will be asked to decide on whether to keep the current at-large election system or transition to a district-based system for electing council members.
National Demographics Corporation (NDC), the City’s demographer, presented the draft district maps to the City Council and requested their input on the maps. The City received 19 publicly submitted draft maps – 14 of which meet the requirement to have roughly the same population in each proposed district. NDC created two additional draft maps that reflect feedback from the community, including two single-district map submittals and input on communities of interest.
The City has been gathering communities of interest input for the past two months through an online form at MapGlendale.org, email submissions to MapGlendale@GlendaleCA.gov, a virtual community workshop held in June and six in-person community workshops during June and July. The City also gathered input on how community members defined their neighborhoods and communities, which was shared with the City Council on Tuesday.
Draft district maps are now available at MapGlendale.org on the Draft Maps page. The City encourages community members to review and provide feedback on any of the maps. The City’s goal in gathering feedback on draft maps is to identify the map that should be included when voters decide whether to change to by-district elections.
Community members can provide feedback by email at MapGlendale@GlendaleCA.gov, by calling the City at (818) 548-4844, ext. 1, or by attending one of two remaining pop-up events or one of six workshops listed below. The City is still accepting new draft district maps through September 28. Learn how to draw a map at MapGlendale.org/Draw-A-Map.
- August 19, 2023 – Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E Chevy Chase Dr., 10 a.m.
- August 19, 2023 – Adult Recreation Center, 201 E Colorado St., 2:30 p.m.
- August 21, 2023 – Griffith Manor Park, 1551 Flower St., 6:30 p.m.
- August 30, 2023 – Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, 6:30 p.m.
- August 31, 2023 – Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E Chevy Chase Dr., 6:30 p.m.
- September 7, 2023 – Griffith Manor Park, 1551 Flower St., 6:30 p.m.
Community members can also submit any public comments about the district formation process via email at MapGlendale@GlendaleCA.gov.
A full calendar of districting events and deadlines can be found online at MapGlendale.org/Schedule.
To learn more about the proposal to form council districts in Glendale and how to get involved in the process, visit MapGlendale.org.