Redistricting 2011 Frequently Asked Questions


Why does the City have to redistrict?
Every ten years, following the U.S. Census, the City of Mesa is required by law to review their voting districts to ensure continued compliance with the Constitution and the Federal Voting Rights Act.
 
 
How can I participate in the redistricting process?
There are a number of ways you can participate in the process. 

  • You can attend a Redistricting Commission meeting.  The meeting schedule, minutes and agendas are posted on this site.

  • You can propose your own district boundaries.  There will be an online tool available.  This tool will allow you to create a redistricting plan and submit it electronically to the consultant and Commission for review.  In addition, a Citizen Redistricting Kit will be available at the public hearings as well as online.  The kits will also be available to be picked up at the following facilities:
    • Mesa City Plaza, 20 East Main Street
    • Main Library, 64 East First Street
    • Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S. Dobson Rd.
    • Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd.
    • Mesa Express Library, 2055 S. Power Rd., Suite 1031
       

    The online tool and the Citizen Kits are now available.

    You can also call the Redistricting Hotline (480) 644-4545 and leave your name and address and a kit will be mailed to you.


  • Attend one of the public meetings that are scheduled to review the draft redistricting plans and give the public the opportunity to make comments and draft your own plans.
     
    The City of Mesa is committed to making its public meetings accessible to persons with disabilities.  For special accommodations, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (480) 644-2397 or (480) 644-2778(TDD) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.  Spanish translators will be available at all public hearings.

  • Attend a Mesa City Council meeting where redistricting will be on the agenda.  Although meetings are subject to change, it is anticipated redistricting will be on the following meeting dates:
    • Thursday, July 7 - Study Session
    • September 15 - Study Session
    • September 26 - Council Meeting

    The agendas for the Council meetings are posted online.


When will the new districts take effect?
The new districts will be used for the next City election that will be held in August, 2012.

 
Who do I call with questions?
New information will continue to be posted as the redistricting process progresses.  In addition, you can call Carla Wagner, City Manager’s Office, 480-644-2397 or send an e-mail to redistricting@mesaaz.gov
 

Redistricting map

 
If you are interested in participating in the process, have questions or would like to provide comments on the Redistricting Plan recommended to Council e-mail redistricting@mesaaz.gov or call 480-644-2397.


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