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Beginning July 10, the City will host a series of Redistricting Town Hall Meetings to gather input from the community on boundary adjustments to Council Districts to equalize each district’s population according to US Census data. The Oakland City Charter mandates the review of City Council District boundaries every 10 years. At its meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the Council provided specific direction to City staff and established the criteria to be used in reviewing the Council District boundaries. (To view the reports, resolution and video of the meeting, please visit http://bit.ly/103avDM.) The redistricting process will engage the public through a series on Town Hall Meetings. Additional opportunities for input and feedback are also available. The Oakland City Council Districts also serve as the districts for the Governing Board for the Oakland Unified School District, commonly called the Board of Education. Any changes made to the Council Districts will also change the boundaries for the areas represented by the elected members of the Board of Education. However, boundary changes will not impact school enrollment choices. As requested by City Council, Redistricting Town Hall Meetings will be held in each of the seven Council Districts beginning in July and continuing through September. Oakland residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the process and provide comment and input on District boundaries. Simultaneous interpretation in select languages will be provided as noted.

 

The dates and locations for the Redistricting Town Hall Meetings are: 

  • Wednesday, July 10, 6-8pm, 81st Avenue Branch Library, 1021 81st Avenue
  • Thursday, July 11, 6:30-8:30pm, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (Interpretation in Cantonese, Vietnamese and Spanish will be provided.)
  • Saturday, July 13, 10:30am-12:30pm, Dimond Recreation Center, 3860 Hanly Road
  • Thursday, September 5, 6:30-8:30pm, Caesar Chavez Education Center, 2825 International Boulevard (Interpretation in Spanish will be provided.)
  • Saturday, September 7, 10am-12noon, Frick Middle School, 2845 64th Avenue
  • Saturday, September 7, 2-4pm, Oakland Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 125 14th Street (Interpretation in Cantonese and Vietnamese will be provided.)
  • Sunday, September 8, 3-5pm, Claremont Middle School, 5750 College Avenue

Every meeting is open to all interested parties and members of the Oakland community regardless of the Council District of residency. No RSVP required.

 

Click here for a map of Council Districts and locator tool.

 

To request interpretation services in languages other than English and select languages indicated contact Silvia San Miguel, at least 5 business days prior to the meeting date, at 238-6448 orssanmiguel@oaklandnet.com.

To request a sign language interpreter or any other disability accommodation, please contact Devan Reiff at 238-3550, TTY: 238-3254 or dreiff@oaklandnet.com at least 3 business days in advance.
All meeting locations are wheelchair accessible.

 

Please refrain from wearing scented products to these meetings.

 

For those unable to attend any of the above meetings, the City is offering a variety of other engagement and feedback opportunities including:

In October, the City Council will begin holding public hearings to deliberate on the proposed redistricting maps that result from the summer’s Town Hall Meetings. The Council will make a final selection of the Council District boundaries in November. To assist in the Redistricting process, the City has retained the services of National Demographics Corporation (NDC). NDC has extensive experience in redistricting, having served as consultants for local and regional redistricting efforts in Modesto, Los Angeles County and Santa Rosa.

 

For more information on Oakland’s redistricting process including a map of current Council Districts, redistricting-related legislation, upcoming Council meeting dates and more:  Devan Reiff, AICP, Planner II, dreiff@oaklandnet.com or 238-3550 and www.oaklandnet.com/redistricting

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