NOVATO (CBS SF/BCN) — The city of Novato asked its residents this week to help redraw the boundaries for its city council districts by submitting their own maps.
Every 10 years, new census data is used to help redraw district lines to reflect how the local population has changed and to ensure each district remains substantially equal in population, city officials said.READ MORE: Bay Area Remembers 1941 Attack On Pearl Harbor That Changed America Forever
Members of the public can draw and submit their own proposed district map by using the online map-drawing tool and find demographic information and a detailed user guide to help in drawing district boundaries by going to novato.org/elections.
People who submit a map via the map-drawing tool must also email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the published map name to be considered.
A paper map option will be available in the near future, city officials said.READ MORE: 'Prolific' San Francisco Retail Theft Suspect Back In Jail After New Arrest
The submitted maps will be published on the city’s website at least five days before the next redistricting public hearing.
A draft map will be published on the website for at least seven days before being adopted as the final map.
The redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.MORE NEWS: Scott Peterson Returning To San Mateo County Courtroom Wednesday For Re-Sentencing
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