The City of Carpinteria is preparing to hold district elections for City Council seats beginning in 2022 and has released three draft maps depicting the five potential voting districts. The maps, which incorporate community ideas and requirements of the Voting Rights Act, will be presented and discussed at the upcoming City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting to learn more and/or to comment on the maps that are under consideration. Feedback from the meeting will be used to update the maps for consideration at the Council’s Feb. 21 meeting.
The three draft maps available at https://bit.ly/CarpDistrictMaps were prepared by the City’s district elections consultant, Redistricting Partners, based on review and analysis of all maps submitted by members of the public. This includes maps submitted in person, via mail, email and on the DistrictR mapping software.
The agenda for the Jan. 24 City Council meeting will be available at https://bit.ly/CityCarpAgendas later this week. Numerous ways to view the meeting and/or comment will be noted in the agenda.