Redistricting is different than most issues that come before the City. Instead of being limited to saying you support or oppose a City-prepared ordinance or resolution, you can draw a map yourself! Residents can also submit feedback on their communities of interest and neighborhood boundaries via the Contact Page or on our Communities of Interest worksheet.
There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest.
A variety of map-drawing tools will be available:
- Electronic maps
- DistrictR, a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods or communities of interest.
- Tutorial of DistrictR
- Paper-only maps for those without internet access or who prefer paper.
- Public Participation Kit – English Paper Map or Spanish Paper Map
- Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.
Submit maps to firstname.lastname@example.org. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps that have been reviewed by the demographer can be viewed on the Map Gallery page.
It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district. If you submit a map through DistrictR, please go to the Contact Page and submit your map description there with reference to your draft map’s title.