City Receives Final Approval For Redistricting Map
The city of Glendale has received notice from the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, that the submitted redistricting map has been approved.
Glendale was required by City Charter and Arizona Revised Statute to reallocate the population among the six council districts based on the 2010 Census so each district would be of approximately equal population. The city instituted an aggressive outreach program including notices being sent to all residents, meetings in each council district as well as utilizing a hotline for residents, an online form to allow for comments about the maps, several television interviews explaining the subject on the city’s TV station and the city’s YouTube channel and newspaper articles. Information on the process was provided in English and Spanish. Residents participated by attending meetings and submitting their own maps and comments.
The new redistricting map becomes effective immediately and will be used in the next city election scheduled to take place on Aug. 28, 2012. City documents and webpages will be updated over the next several weeks to reflect the approved changes.
Anyone with questions about which district they reside in may contact the City Clerk Department at (623) 930-2252 extension #1.