City of Long Beach, CA

10/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/23/2020 15:49

Long Beach Appoints Independent Redistricting Commissioners

Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Ethics Commissionhas established a subpool of 23 qualified applicants and randomly selected the first nine commissioners for the Independent Redistricting Commission, which will be responsible for redrawing the boundaries of the City's nine council districts every 10 years following completion of the Census.

'Establishing a Redistricting Commission has been a top priority and I'm proud that voters agreed in 2016 to adopt Measure DDD,' said Mayor Robert Garcia. 'This commission reflects the diversity of our city and I'm certain they are going to do an excellent job drawing fair lines.'

The Independent Redistricting Commissioners were selected from the subpool by council district and include:

  • Council District 1, Eric R. Oates
  • Council District 2, Ryan Giffen
  • Council District 3, Thomas J. Cooper
  • Council District 4, Nicole Lopez
  • Council District 5, Sharon Diggs-Jackson
  • Council District 6, Alejandra Gutierrez
  • Council District 7, Frank A. Gutierrez
  • Council District 8, Marissa Martinez
  • Council District 9, Sevly Singuon

The Independent Redistricting Commission will consist of 13 commissioners and two alternates. The nine appointed commissioners will be tasked with filling the remaining six vacancies with candidates from the subpool in November 2020.

In November 2018, Long Beach voters approved Measure DDD, which amended the City Charter to create a commission comprised of residents tasked with determining the boundaries of council districts every 10 years after the national census.

The Independent Redistricting Commission will begin participating in training meetings in December 2020, and the redistricting process will commence in 2021 following the release of the 2020 Census data.

For additional information on the Independent Redistricting Commission, or to receive email notifications and updates about the commission, visit longbeach.gov/redistricting.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.

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