City’s Redistricting Website Established
2011-04-29 · By Editor
On Thursday, April 28, 2011, the City of Long Beach unveiled the City’s Redistricting Website and provided population data for the City of Long Beach. Population data was generated by the United States Census Bureau as a result of the 2010 Census.
The following information is now available at www.longbeach.gov/redistricting:
- Long Beach’s overall population change from 2000 to 2010 with demographics data
- The number of persons residing in each Council District and the difference in population among each district
- Council District demographic data
The City’s Redistricting website will serve as a resource to the community during the next several months as the Long Beach City Council considers potential redistricting of City Council Districts. Through this website, www.longbeach.gov/redistricting, residents may sign up to receive updates, access maps and information, and provide comments.
On May 5, 2011, the City’s Planning Commission is scheduled to review population data for each Council District. The City Council will then consider the population numbers to determine whether there is a need for redistricting.
Historically, the City Council has made a decision to redistrict when one or more Council District has deviated greater than plus or minus five percent from the average population of the City’s nine districts.