Redistricting 2021/22

Western is updating division maps based on the 2020 U.S. Census data

  1. About
  2. Public Hearings
  3. Timeline of Events
  4. Division Maps
  5. FAQs and Resources
  6. Questions

Why does Western need to redistrict?

Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, California requires that boundaries for the board of directors be redrawn so that each division is similarly equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring each elected board member represents about the same number of constituents. Redistricting determines what neighborhoods and communities are grouped into a Western division to elect their respective board members. Your input is important in creating a redistricting plan that provides fair and effective representation for everyone. 

What is redistricting? 

Redistricting is the process of adjusting the boundaries of election divisions for cities, counties, school boards, and special districts like Western. Local governments must redistrict following population shifts based on federal census data once every 10 years. This process protects voters’ rights to fair and equal representation, while still respecting local communities of interest. To learn more about redistricting, view the California Independent Redistricting Commission FAQs

Why should I get involved? 

You know your community and neighborhood. Your voice is important to help us make informed decisions about where to draw district lines. Keeping communities of interest together in the same district can help achieve more responsive representation. 

How can I get involved?  

Community members can get involved by 1) learning about Western’s redistricting process, 2) sending your input and ideas about division boundaries by visiting wmwd.com/PublicComment, or 3) submitting formal public comment during our public hearing or via email to BoardSecretary@wmwd.com by 4:30 p.m. the day before the hearing date.