The Redistricting Process

Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the U.S. Census to review their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed to determine if district boundary lines need to be redrawn. State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities. The City of Rohnert Park is asking for your help in conducting the redistricting process. 

The finalized maps that you will help us create will define the five Rohnert Park district borders, and these new districts will impact how you elect your councilmembers for the next 10 years.

Our primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that are geographically contiguous, respect neighborhoods or communities of interest, provide easily identifiable boundaries and are geographically compact. 

Sign up to receive information about redistricting by clicking here.

How to Participate

Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming hearing to get involved!

  • Submit written testimony about the process or a specific map to [email protected].
  • Click here to see the calendar of public hearings at which you can speak about the process or a specific map. 
  • Click here for information on drawing and submitting maps.

At the hearings, we want you to:

  • Share your story
  • Define your neighborhood or community of interest
  • Explain why redistricting is relevant to your community
  • Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all five districts
  • Share your opinions of the draft maps
  • Talk to your neighbors and local organizations

Contact

Please send any questions, comments, and map suggestions to [email protected]; or contact the City by phone at (707) 588-2227.