PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

12/18/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 121821
Subject:
New City Council District Boundaries Take Effect Today
New Maps Now Available
Contact:
Kevin Jackson
562.570.5028
Kevin.Jackson@longbeach.gov
Deputy City Manager




Long Beach, CA – The new Long Beach City Council District boundaries, recently adopted by the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission), take effect today, Dec. 18, 2021, at the conclusion of the 30-day referendum period required under State law. Over the next several weeks, the City will implement a multi-language community outreach campaign to ensure Long Beach residents and business owners are aware of the new district lines and their potential impacts. 

Public awareness messaging about the new district boundaries is being disseminated via both traditional and digital outreach methods, with notable highlights including social media posts; City utility bill inserts; digital billboards; messaging on public transportation; print and digital advertisements in local news publications; and flyers posted at City facilities. The City will also engage various community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, neighborhood associations and business associations through targeted email blasts. 

The new maps, including citywide and individual Council Districts, are now publicly accessible on the Commission’s website at longbeach.gov/redistricting and on all previous points of access for Council District maps, including the following:  

Additionally, the Commission’s website now includes educational materials about redistricting and how Long Beach’s new Council District boundaries were developed, a map of the new districts, a list of FAQs, and an interactive mapping feature called MapIt that allows users to type in their Long Beach address to determine their Council District. All communication materials are available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog.  

The final map, unanimously voted for adoption by the Commission on Nov. 18, reflects the current interests of the Long Beach community and includes fair and equal representation from each district. It incorporates hundreds of recommendations from local community members derived from public comment testimonies, Communities of Interest form and map submissions, and partial and full district plan map submissions.  

This is the inaugural redistricting conducted by the Commission since Long Beach voters approved Measure DDD in 2018, which created and granted a commission independent of the Mayor and City Council authority to redraw Council district boundaries using the most recent Census population count data.  

Media inquiries may be directed to Kevin Jackson, Deputy City Manager, at 562.570.5028 or Kevin.Jackson@longbeach.gov.  

For additional information about the Commission or to sign up to receive email notifications and updates, visit longbeach.gov/redistricting