September 9, 2021
Orange, CA – The City of Orange is glad to announce that the 2020 US Census data needed to draw new City Council voting districts is now available online at OrangeDistricts.org
Using the City’s online mapping tools, residents can themselves draft voting district maps. Draft maps from the public need to be submitted by November 15, 2021 in order to be provided to the City Council for consideration.
To learn how to utilize the available online mapping tools, residents are invited to attend the next public hearing which will be held on October 12, 2021 at 6:00p.m. at the Orange City Council Chambers, 300 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866. This hearing will focus on how to utilize this software in order to enable residents to submit their own draft maps to Council.
Every 10 years, public agencies must redistrict to determine how current boundaries of their voting districts might be redrawn based on recent Census data. This process will include substantial outreach to City of Orange residents to ensure Council districts meet requirements for population equality and voting rights protections as well as respect for neighborhoods, history and geographical elements.
For more information on the City of Orange’s redistricting process or to sign up for updates and information, visit OrangeDistricts.org.