Manteca, Calif. – The City of Manteca encourages the community to get involved in the districting process by joining its Community Workshop on November 6 at 10 a.m. via Zoom, where participants will learn about the districting process and receive a demo on how to use newly available public mapping tools to draw draft district boundary maps.
The third (virtual-only) Community Workshop will be held on Zoom, Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. To participate on Zoom, go to Zoom.us and use the Zoom Meeting ID: 819 2041 7621 and Passcode: 812083. Participants may also use the dial-in phone number: +1 669 900 6833 and enter the same Meeting ID.
The Community Workshop will present newly released mapping tools and provide a detailed tutorial on using the tools. The mapping tools are available now at DistrictingManteca.org/Draw-A-Map. Community Members are encouraged to explore the page and learn more about drawing a map to participate in the districting process.
The workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts and insights on district boundaries and their communities of interest. Community members are encouraged to provide more detailed descriptions of their neighborhoods and communities by filling out a Communities of Interest worksheet at DistrictingManteca.org/COI-Worksheet.
The first deadline for community members to submit their proposed district maps and worksheets is Friday, November 12, by 6 p.m. PST. Submitted maps will be considered in the first round of draft maps presented to the City Council during the third Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 23. After the Third Hearing, the public is encouraged to provide feedback on the currently proposed maps and draw any additional maps. The second deadline for community members to submit their draft maps is Monday, November 29, by 6 p.m. PST. Additional submitted maps will be considered in the second round of draft maps presented to the City Council at the fourth Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 7.
Community-drawn maps are important to the districting process to ensure that district lines will best reflect the communities of Manteca. The City encourages everyone interested in the process to draw a map or provide feedback on the process.
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