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File #: 2021-703    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/9/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER AN UPDATE FROM CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER AN UPDATE FROM CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This report provides the City Council an update on the City Council redistricting process, which must be completed by April 17, 2022.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

RECEIVE AND FILE.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.

IV. BACKGROUND

In 2020, the City of Carson adopted City Council districts for the four City Council seats, with the Mayor's seat remaining at large. Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In the City of Carson, the Mayor and City Council are responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which was released in August, 2021. For the City of Carson, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.
In July, 2021, the City Council approved an Agreement with Bear Demographics to assist the City with the redistricting process. This report is to provide an update on the efforts of the demographer and a preview of the public meeting schedule between today and the adoption of any revised Council district map.
2020 Census Data
The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 91,714. The U.S. Census estimated Carson's 2018 population at 91,626, a slight decline from 2010. However, the official 2020 Census data puts the population at 95,558 or an increase of about 4,000 residents for more than 4% growth over the past decade, greater than expected.
The final official data, released by the State of California after adjusting the State's prison population, is expected to be received on September 21. The preliminary review of the data shows that...

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