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Duarte City Council Adopts New District Map, Completes Redistricting Process

At its meeting on Tuesday, April 12, the Duarte City Council completed the redistricting process and established a new City Council district map by adopting Ordinance No. 909 approving Map 103 Revised.

City Council seats for Districts 1, 4, 5, and 6 will be up for re-election this November, while the election in Districts 2, 3, and 7 will occur in November 2024. The new Council District map pairs Mayor Margaret Finlay and Mayor Pro Tem Tzeitel Paras-Caracci in District 1. It also pairs Councilmembers Jody Schulz and Vinh Truong in District 3. Two of the new Districts - District 2 and District 4 - have no incumbent Councilmembers. 

The City began the redistricting process in September 2021 and hired National Demographics Corporation (NDC) as the demographer. Early in the process, Duarte created a dedicated redistricting website, which is a one-stop-shop for all matters Duarte redistricting. It provides education about the redistricting process, answers to frequently asked questions, a schedule of upcoming meetings, a contact us page, a subscription form to receive districting news, and mapping tools. Residents also had the ability to pick up paper map kits from City Hall and the Senior Center to submit hand-drawn submissions. 

To gather public input and insights on the district formation process, the City Council held six Public Hearings, a Special Meeting, and a Regular Meeting:

  • Public Hearing #1 - September 28, 2021: Identify neighborhoods, communities of interest, and secondary areas; mapping tools overview
  • Public Hearing #2 - January 11, 2022:  Identify neighborhoods, communities of interest, and secondary areas; mapping tools overview
  • Public Hearing #3 - February 8, 2022: First presentation of maps and discussion of election sequence 
  • Public Hearing #4 - February 28, 2022: Review draft maps and identify a preferred map
  • Public Hearing #5 - March 8, 2022: Discuss and consider draft maps; identify a preferred map
  • Public Hearing #6 - March 22, 2022: Discuss and consider draft maps; identify a preferred map
  • Special Meeting #7 - April 4, 2022: Second presentation of maps and first reading of the ordinance to adopt the preferred map and its election sequence
  • Regular Meeting #8 - April 12, 2022: Review of the selected map and second reading of the ordinance to adopt the preferred map and its election sequence

More information regarding the November 2022 election will be available in the coming months. Residents are encouraged to stay updated through the City’s platforms including the website, City News, and social media. To learn more about the redistricting process and to view the selected map, visit the City’s redistricting website.