On October 4th, the City of La Palma, with the help of the National Demographics Corporation (NDC), successfully adopted Public Draft Map 112 as their new City Council election districts map. Starting in 2024, La Palma voters will elect Councilmembers by-district instead of citywide.
Over the past several months, various bills have passed through the California Governor’s Office that will hamstring local elected officials’ redistricting power. On September 18, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill (AB) 2030, AB 2494 and AB 1307, involving Fresno, Kern, and Riverside counties respectively.
The demographics of every county, city, school district and special district are constantly changing. The 2031 redistricting cycle is just around the corner, and the pressure of time and demands of 2021 redistricting are only going to intensify.
National Demographics Corporation (NDC) is partnering with the League of California Cities (Cal Cities) to sponsor two major events: the City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar and the City Managers’ Conference.
Every ten years, the US Census triggers a wave of redistricting activities as states, counties, cities and special districts revisit their district boundaries and make adjustments for population changes.