During the Month of December 2021, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission will release Congressional, Assembly, State Senate, and BOE* districts that will apply for the next decade.
*Board of Equalization
Public Input ↱(click here)
Following the 2020 census, the US Constitution requires that each state re-proportion their districts. California lost population since the last census, and we lost a Congressional seat. Population shifted within the state, requiring that the districts be shifted to match.
The Citizens Redistricting Commission released Preliminary Draft District Maps on November 10. (See slide presentation below) Fourteen days following the release of Preliminary Draft District Maps, the Commission may not display any other maps for public comment during this period. (See #Comments below)
November-December 2021: Following Release of Preliminary Draft Maps: Additional Public Input Meetings and Line Drawing Sessions
December 2021: Possible additional draft District Maps Released
No Later than December 23, 2021: Display of Commission Approved Final Maps
No Later than December 27, 2021: Final District Maps Certified to Secretary of State
The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) is eager to hear about our communities of interest – what makes them unique, what are our shared interests, what nearby areas we would or would not like to be grouped with in a district for the various elected offices – not who we would like to be represented by; we will have a chance to make that choice at election time!
The Commission will be considering all of the public input about communities of interest, but it is barred from considering relationships between communities and incumbents or potential candidates.
Comments sent to Citizens Redistricting Commission 11/23
CCDC expresses concerns on the November 10 District Draft Maps and urge the Commission to consider the following changes:
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (Current CD28)
- Return to VCD_GLENN2B_1102
- Create a new western boundary for SDWSGV 1102 in the Angeles by drawing a line north from the east edge of La Canada to the north forest boundary. Extend district GLENB2A 1102 (the new 28th) north to the northern forest boundary. Extend SFV 1102 a few miles north until it encounters a forest boundary. Its western boundary will be where the national forest ends. Extending these two districts north will add 1,520,000 people who will have a voice in the future of our forests. This also includes omitted foothill cities such as Tujunga, Pacoima, and Lake View Terrace within the San Gabriel Mountains community of interest.
Proposed VCD_CD210_1107 Map groups La Canada and La Crescenta with communities to the East as far as Wrightwood and Riverside County. We do not form a community of interest with cities to the east. Our shopping, hospitals, employment, and other interests are located in Glendale and Burbank.
In addition, VCD_GLEN2BA_1107 splits the community of North Glendale from the rest of the City of Glendale. Glendale provides police, fire, school, and recreational resources to North Glendale. The North Glendale/ La Crescenta Community Plan is managed by the city of Glendale, and these areas should not be split into 2 assembly districts.
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT (Current AD43)
Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Sunland-Tujunga should be included with VAD_GLENNLA_1107.
We oppose the current VAD_GLENNLA_1107 map because it splits off Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Sunland-Tujunga. These communities share economic, cultural, historical, public schools and recreation resources, and have for generations.
The communities of La Crescenta and La Cañada formed the original Rancho La Cañada in the 1800’s.In 1882 Benjamin Briggs acquired the land west of Pickens Canyon to the Tujunga border and Briggs named it La Crescenta. Soon thereafter, what was formerly the La Cañada Valley became known as the Crescenta-Cañada Valley.
The City of La Cañada Flintridge borders the City of Glendale to the South. La Crescenta also borders North Glendale to the west. The City of Glendale owns most of the undeveloped land on the north face of the Verdugo Mountains, which are contiguous to both Glendale, Burbank, and La Crescenta.
Approximately one sixth of La Cañada Flintridge falls under the jurisdiction of the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD).
These communities should be joined in the same Assembly district so as not to split the tightly knit Armenian community. The largest number of Armenians outside of Armenia live in Glendale, La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge.
The communities share Fire and Rescue concerns and programs for the Angeles Forest gateway – Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) Montrose Search and Rescue Team is based in Montrose/La Crescenta/La Cañada Flintridge/Glendale.
Burbank–Glendale–Pasadena Airport Authority manages the Burbank Airport, which is a resource for La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge.
Los Angeles River Revitalization Project participants include Burbank and Glendale. The Verdugo Wash that runs through La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta is being studied as a possible feeder to the bicycle and pedestrian network along the Los Angeles River.
Chandler Bike Path, which connects to active transit routes currently being developed in Los Angeles and Glendale, is shared between Glendale and Burbank.
The Rancho, one of Burbank’s vital communities, is split between 2 assembly districts in VAD_GLENNLA_1107 map.
There is a large entertainment industry presence in Glendale and Burbank and represents an important economic base.