Take part in Whittier’s new voting districts

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On Oct. 14, 2014 the City Council approved the Community Participation Plan (CPP) that will guide the city in its efforts to create voting districts for City Council elections. This historic effort is under way following approval by Whittier voters of Measure W in June, 2014.

The city looks forward to your participation in this critical process. Now is your chance to get involved and help guide Whittier in its efforts to determine the appropriate boundaries for electoral districts.
As a valued community member, Whittier is encouraging each resident to take the time to sign up online so they can receive meeting notifications and information related to the process. The first round of community meetings is scheduled as follows:
• 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Uptown Senior Center
• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Palm Park
• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Parnell Park
Prior to these meetings, community members also have an opportunity to meet with the technical consultant, Dave Ely, Compass Demographics, at the IT training room in City Hall. Community members will be able to review sample maps as a starting point to give an idea of how equal population districts might be distributed.

Those that are interested in taking advantage of these meetings will be asked to schedule an appointment through the City Clerk-Treasurer’s office.
Additional details for these meetings and informational materials that highlight the process and background information will be posted online for reference. To receive the latest updates, provide your contact information at the Voting Districts Formation (VDF) webpage at www.cityofwhittier.org/vdf.
Community participation is integral to the process needed to create voting districts for the city. Arellano Associates will lead the outreach efforts to implement the CPP with city staff guidance.
For additional information, call Kathryn Marshall, City Clerk-Treasurer, at (562) 567-9854, districts@cityofwhittier.org.


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