Draw A Map

**LAST DAY TO SUBMIT A PROPOSED MAP IS APRIL 23, 2019 BY 5:15 P.M. Submit maps to [email protected] or at the City Clerk's Office.**

Districting is different than most issues that come before the City Council. Instead of being limited to saying you support or oppose a City-prepared ordinance or resolution, you can draw a map yourself!

There are a variety of map-dra

wing tools available below:

  • Paper-only maps

  • Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel Supplement Kit

  • An Interactive Map Viewer

You can draw the borders of your neighborhood and indicate whether you want it united in one district or if you want your neighborhood to have multiple Councilmembers representing it. Or draw a proposed Council district. Or sketch an entire citywide map of 6 Council districts.
Draw whatever you want the Council to consider and submit it to [email protected]. Then the City’s demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map.

After you draw your proposed plan(s), be sure to compare them with the other maps posted to the Draft Maps page here (maps will be available when submissions are received, so don't delay and send them in).

Paper-Only Maps

Draw your proposed map on any city map, or click her (English or Spanish) to use the PDF map developed for this project. Instructions, including how to submit your proposed map of districts, are on the one page PDF file.

Additional demographic data is available for review clicking on the baseline maps page:

African-American percentage of total Citizens of Voting Age Population (CVAP) (data available by Census Block)
Asian-American percentage of total Citizens of Voting Age Population (CVAP) (data available by Census Block)
Caucasian percentage of total Citizens of Voting Age Population (CVAP) (data available by census block)
Latino percentage of total Citizens of Voting Age Population (CVAP) (data available by Census Block)
Renter occupied percentage of housing units (data available by Census Tract)

Microsoft Excel Supplement

Are you familiar with the basic functions of Microsoft Excel? Then you can let Excel do the total population and demographic math for you. First, download and save the Excel file to your computer. Then use the Excel file (English or Spanish) and the Map of Population Unit ID (English or Spanish) numbers (either the PDF map or the online interactive map) to assign the Population Units to your desired districts. Excel will provide the resulting demographics for each district. 

​Interactive Public Participation Kit Supplement

If you want to see exactly where the various Population Unit boundaries are located, or if you have difficulty reading the small print on the 8.5×11 PDF files, you can use this interactive map to zoom in and out on the Population Unit boundaries, and switch back and forth between PopUnit ID number labels and total population labels. It works like Google Maps, except you use check-boxes to choose what layers and labels you want to see on the map.