South LA residents encouraged to engage in the process

A virtual redistricting committee meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 12 at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82726060927. The County is providing a free, web-based, mapping software so that individuals and community groups can participate in the redistricting process. The online software is available for use by the public to prepare and submit Redistricting Plans for the CRC’s consideration at https://redistricting.lacounty.gov/mapping-software/.

All stakeholders in South LA County are especially encouraged to speak during the public comment period of the virtual redistricting map meeting. Preservation of the historic African-American District 2 will be a topic for discussion by stakeholders, as new maps could break up existing neighborhoods, change representation, or remove assets from the district.

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person living in the United States. The latest Decennial Census was conducted in 2020. The census provides a snapshot of how many people there are and where they live. Following the census, Los Angeles County must divide its population into five reasonably equal Supervisorial Districts. This is called redistricting.

The County of Los Angeles Citizens Redistricting Commission voted at the Oct. 28, special meeting to move four draft maps forward for further public input and discussion.To view current map option D, visit https://redistricting-lacounty.hub.arcgis.com/documents/option-d/explore . For questions or help, email tle@crc.lacounty.gov.

At this upcoming meeting, the commission will consider and potentially adopt map(s), review or form resolutions for map adoption and final report, and update and discuss final report.

• To attend or participate virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82726060927

• To listen only, call (669) 900-9128, enter: 82726060927#

• To view via web on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/LACountyRedistricting/

• To submit written comments: https://publiccomment.redistricting.lacounty.gov/

• To review agenda: https://redistricting.lacounty.gov/virtual-meetings/

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