LIVERMORE, Calif. – On April 11, 2022, the Livermore City Council completed the redistricting process by adopting an ordinance that established a new City Council district map. Livermore’s new ordinance does not affect the current City Council election sequencing.
At the November 2022 elections, Livermore’s Districts 1 and 2 will be up for election to serve four-year terms and an at-large Mayor to serve a two-year term. In 2024, Districts 3 and 4 will be up for election to serve four-year terms. Residents are encouraged to review the ordinance and new map to learn which district they reside in at DrawLivermore.org/Selected-Map.
The City of Livermore (“City”) began the redistricting process in September 2021 and hired Wagaman Strategies to serve as the demographer and Tripepi Smith as the community outreach consultants for the process. To ensure that the Livermore public could easily access the redistricting materials through the process, the City created a dedicated redistricting website: DrawLivermore.org. The website provides background information on the process, a schedule of meetings, mapping tools, draft maps submitted throughout the process, and answers to frequently asked questions. The redistricting website will remain active for ten years as a public record of the process.
To gather public input and insights on the redistricting process, the Livermore City Council held five redistricting Public Hearings. The City Council held the first Public Hearing on October 11, 2021, before draft maps were drawn to introduce and discuss the process and demonstrate how to utilize mapping tools. During the City Council’s second and third Public Hearings on January 24, 2022, and February 14, 2022, the City Council reviewed draft maps and Wagaman Strategies redrew five focus maps to incorporate the public comment on specific communities of interest.
At the fourth Public Hearing on March 14, 2022, the City Council selected Plan Cardinal with two minor adjustments to incorporate two communities of interest. During the final Public Hearing on March 28, 2022, the City Council voted to introduce the first reading of the ordinance to select the final map, which was ultimately adopted at its second reading on the consent calendar at the April 11 City Council Meeting.
To encourage more community engagement in the process, the City hosted a virtual workshop on October 18, 2021, to allow participants to learn more about the redistricting process, provide their input on their communities of interest and learn how to use available mapping tools. To ensure citizens could access mapping resources, the City put mapping resources in all Livermore Public Library branches, the Chamber of Commerce, and the City Clerk’s Office. Livermore received over 20 community-drawn proposed maps and communities of interest submissions throughout the public map-drawing period.
Additionally, the City reached out to Livermore community members and civic-based organizations with redistricting emails, phone calls, and social media posts. The City also attended farmers’ markets and local events to pass out flyers and created a survey to ask whether the Livermore community favored the current district elections map.
For additional information regarding the conclusion of the redistricting process, residents may visit DrawLivermore.org or contact the City Clerk’s office at 925-960-4200.