Murrieta City Council seeks public input for drawing district boundaries

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The Murrieta City Council discuss redistricting at a public hearing, Oct. 19. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Michelle Gerst Special to Valley News Murrieta City Council held the first of four public hearings regarding redistricting Oct. 19 to gather testimony on the decennial methodology. As part of the process, the city announced they are offering a free, online mapping tool for residents to submit their district line proposals. In 2017 the council transitioned to a district-based voting system to elect city council members, replacing its at-large election system. The city phased in district-based elections beginning in 2018 and was fully implemented in 2020. Now that the 2020 federal census data has been released Murrieta must go through the decennial redistricting procedure. A map of Murrieta shows where each of its fi
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