Cities begin redistricting process

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Andrew Westhall of Bear Demographics & Research presents information on redistricting to Menifee City Council during its Wednesday, Sept. 15, meeting. Valley News/ Courtesy photo
From congressional seats to water districts, California cities, school boards and even state and federal offices are looking at redistricting thanks to slower population growth shown in the 2020 U.S. Census which was released in August. Despite a delay in information from the state of California, local governments are working to complete the process of reviewing the lines and boundaries of all governing bodies and when applicable are redrawn so that each district is roughly equal in population size. While cities struggle with how to move forward without the necessary information, due to the “legacy format” release being more than four months later than originally scheduled, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, most have already held meetings and workshops as they wait for the informatio
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