Lake Elsinore City Council discusses boundaries

Redistricting draft maps are presented at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting, Tuesday, March 8. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The Lake Elsinore City Council meeting Tuesday, March 8, had three public hearings, with the most notable being to review maps submitted by the public and the city’s demographer regarding potential district boundaries.Shannon Kelly from National Demographics Corporation started her presentation with a recap of the redistricting process, which is required every 10 years based on the newly collected U.S. census data. Two public hearings are required to discuss and revise the draft maps and discuss the election sequence; the second hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22. The final map must be posted at least seven days before adoption via ordinance, which is due by Sunday, April 17.Federal laws governing redistricting are meant to ensure equal population groups per district and
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