Participate in our Communities of Interest Survey
Your participation in this short survey will help us to develop a list of "Communities of Interest" which is an important consideration when redrawing district boundaries. Please click here to take the survey.
City of Upland Redistricting Process
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.
What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In Upland, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data. The release of the data has been delayed, but is now expected to be released at the end of September. Click on the redistricting schedule to the right to enlarge the image or download the PDF below for the schedule of workshop and public hearing dates. Please check back for updates as the schedule may change during the process.
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember.
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.
You can contact the City Clerk at 909-931-4120 or email@example.com find out more about how the process works.
What do the existing council districts look like?
You can find a map of the City’s current Councilmember districts here.
What is a Community of Interest (COI)?
A Community of Interest is a group of people that: share common social or economic interests, live in a geographically definable area, and should be included within a single district for purposes of effective and fair representation in future elections.
There are some communities of interest that are considered “protected classes” in that they have rights through state or federal civil rights or voting rights laws. Some examples of protected classes in districting would be ethnic and racial minorities.
There are other potential COI that can also be considered in redistricting, such as: senior citizens, college students, people who live in a particular neighborhood, or even people who share concerns such as parents with young children, bicycle enthusiasts, topic interest group, etc.
COI does not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.