City of Buena Park announcement: “Draw the Future” for Buena Park
Community Workshops for City’s New District-Based Voting System Begin August 3, 2015
The City of Buena Park is developing districts for use during future City Council elections. We now need your help to “Draw the Future” for Buena Park.
Beginning with the November 2016 election, Buena Park will elect council members from four individual districts instead of by a citywide vote. The Mayor will be elected by voters citywide.
This transition is necessary to comply with the California Voting Rights Act and to ensure fair representation for all geographic areas. To help ensure Council districts are drawn to reflect and unite Buena Park’s vibrant and varied communities, we are asking for your input at the City’s upcoming public workshops.
The City wants to know . . .
What do you consider to be your “community” within Buena Park? Is it the neighborhood around a local park? Around a local school? In a development or historic area? Please share your thoughts – the districts are up to you!
Community Workshops will be held on the following days:
Round 1 – Public Input on Communities of Interest and Citizen Participation Kits Released
- August 3, 2015, at 6 p.m. Gordon H. Beatty Elementary School – Cafeteria
- August 4, 2015, at 6 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers
- August 5, 2015, at 6 p.m. Centralia School District Offices
September 1, 2015 – DEADLINE for public submission of initial round public participation kit plans.
Round 2 – Public Input on DRAFT PLANS
- September 28, 2015, at 6 p.m. Gordon H. Beatty Elementary School – Cafeteria
- September 29, 2015, at 6 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers
- October 5, 2015, at 6 p.m. Centralia School District Offices
Round 1 of the community workshops is your chance to influence the City’s future before the first pen is put to a map.Learn how to develop and submit your own district map, and make your voice heard as we “Draw the Future for Buena Park” together.
Round 2 will be your opportunity to provide input on the draft plans before they are presented to the City Council for selection of a final preferred plan.
Visit www.DrawBP.org for a complete schedule of workshops, as well as tools to draw and submit your own map proposal. For more information, please call City Clerk Shalice Tilton at (714) 562-3750. Para la traducción en español, por favor visite www.DrawBP.org.