The city of Glendale is facing a redistricting process during the next several months, with City Council final map approval anticipated in November.
Every 10 years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed over the last decade.
Glendale will seek public input on proposed district maps, both online and through a series of community workshops and City Council meetings. Greater participation can lead to a more transparent and representative experience for all Glendale residents.
The city launched a dedicated webpage with population figures provided by the US Census Bureau, current district maps, and information about community workshops. Find updated information online in English and Spanish at glendaleaz.com/redistricting.
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Community workshops can be attended in person or viewed live on the city’s YouTube and Facebook channels where viewers can provide feedback and ask questions of the redistricting consultant. A recorded workshop presentation will be available on the city’s Glendale 11 cable channel and the city’s webpage.
Glendale’s population grew by approximately 22,000 people since the 2010 census. With six Council districts and a current population of 248,325, the ideal number of people in each Glendale district is 41,388 to ensure that each councilmember represents approximately the same number of residents.
The newly-drawn districts will be used in the next city election in 2022.
Find out more about redistricting and how to make sure your voice counts at glendaleaz.com/redistricting.