Every 10 years, local governments — including the city of Mesa — use new census data to redraw their City Council district lines to reflect how local populations have changed.
Mesa’s nonpartisan redistricting commission, a five-member panel created by mandate of the city’s charter, has scheduled a series of public workshops to get input from residents in August:
All of the public workshops will have translation services in Spanish.
The committee is asking the public to identify their communities using DistrictR, an online public mapping tool at districtr.org/tag/mesaaz, which allows residents to share how they think council districts should be drawn to best represent the community. All maps submitted will be carefully reviewed by the redistricting commission. The map of Mesa’s current council districts is available at mesaaz.gov/redistricting.
Mesa residents can submit questions to Redistricting@mesaaz.gov.
The Redistricting Commission’s recommended map is expected to be delivered to Mesa City Council on Nov. 15.