April 13, 2001

City of San Diego Year 2000 Redistricting Commission to Hold Public Hearings in All Council Districts in April and May

The City of San Diego Year 2000 Redistricting Commission will hold public hearings in each City Council district in April and May to gather recommendations for redrawing district lines. Members of the public and representatives of community organizations will have an opportunity to address the Commission during each of the hearings, according to Chairman Ralph Pesqueira.

Redrawing of City Council district boundaries is required by the City Charter in order to equalize district population and ensure equal representation. Census 2000 results show that some districts will need to loose population while others will need to gain population. Community input will assist Commissioners in deciding the direction and extend of boundary adjustments. The seven-member Redistricting Commission has the sole and exclusive authority to adopt plans that redistrict the City. A final plan is expected to be filed with the City Clerk before Labor Day.

A schedule for hearings follows. All meetings start at 6:00 p.m.

1. Monday, April 23 - Tub-man-Chavez Cultural Center, 415 Euclid Ave., District 4.

2. Wednesday, April 25 - Normal Heights Community Center, 4649 Hawley Blvd., District 3

3. Monday, April 30 - Clairemont Community Service Center, 4731 Clairemont Drive, District 6

4. Friday, May 4 - Tierra-santa Recreation Center, 11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., District 7

5. Monday, May 7 - Forum Hall, above Wells Fargo Bank in University town Center, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, District 1

6. Wednesday, May 9 - Otay Mesa Library, 3003 Coronado Avenue, District 8

7. Monday, May 14 - Pacific Beach/Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, 4275 Cass Street, District 2

8. Wednesday, May 16 - Scripps Ranch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, District 5

More information is located at the Year 2000 Redistricting Commission website: www.sandiego.gov/redistricting/

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