On January 18, 2022, the Covina City Council completed the district formation process by adopting Ordinance 22-01 that establishes a new City Council district map and district-based elections. The five-district map can be reviewed online at MapCovina.org/Selected-Map.
Starting with the upcoming June 2022 election cycle, residents of Covina will now vote for one City Council Member who lives in their district, rather than voting for all City Council Members. Districts 1, 3 and 5 are up for election this year, and Districts 2 and 4 will be up for election in 2024.
The City began the districting process in November 2021 and hired Willdan to serve as the GIS consultant and Tripepi Smith as the community outreach consultant. The City launched the process by creating a dedicated districting website, MapCovina.org. The website provided background information on the process, a schedule of upcoming meetings, mapping tools, draft maps submitted throughout the process and answers to frequently asked questions.
To gather public input and insights on the district formation process, the City Council held five Public Hearings:
- November 2, 2021 – Review of the California Voting Rights Act and mapping process
- November 16, 2021- Review of the California Voting Rights Act and mapping process
- December 21, 2021 – First presentation of maps and discussion of election sequence
- January 4, 2022 – Second presentation of maps and first reading of the ordinance to adopt a preferred map and its election sequence
- January 18, 2022 – Second reading of the ordinance to adopt a preferred map and its election sequence
At the fourth Public Hearing on January 4, 2022, the City Council voted to introduce the first reading of the Ordinance to select Map 2, which was ultimately adopted at its second reading during the fifth Public Hearing on January 18, 2022.
To encourage more community engagement in the process, the City held an informational meeting at Covina Evangelical Free Church on November 30, 2021, where participants were able to learn more about the district formation process and provide their input. Additionally, the City reached out to Covina community members and civic-based organizations with districting emails, phone calls, social media posts and flyers.
During the district formation process, the public had the opportunity to draw district maps and submit feedback on communities of interest. Throughout the map-drawing period, Covina received 35 community-drawn proposed maps. In addition to the maps submitted by the public, Willdan produced three district maps.
View the selected map and determine which district you reside in at MapCovina.org. For additional information regarding the conclusion of the districting process, residents may visit MapCovina.org or contact the City Clerk at 626-384-5430.
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