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Public Comment

All members of the community, regardless of citizenship status, are encouraged to participate in the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Meetings by signing up for Telephonic Public Comment and/or submitting written comments using eComments or emailing redistricting@longbeach.gov.

September 22, 2021 - 6:30 PM - Independent Redistricting Commission Public Comment Sign-Up Form


The optional sign-up form will open at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday the week prior to the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission meeting, and close at noon (12:00 p.m.) the day of the meeting.

If you miss the optional sign-up form period, you can join the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission Zoom meeting and provide public comment by using the “Raise Hand” function on your computer or smartphone app, or pressing *9 on your phone, when prompted for each agenda item.

To best address the Commission, it is recommended you identify the following:

1. Your name and where you live;
2. The location that is the subject of your public comment; and
3. If you have submitted a Community of Interest (COI) Map using the online mapping tool, please provide your username and the name of the map.

To best describe your community during the public testimony portion of the Community of Interest Outreach meetings:

  1. What are the streets or boundaries that mark your community’s borders? What are the significant landmarks: rivers, parks, shopping areas, historic sites, etc.?
  2. What are your community’s shared interests?
  3. What brings your community together?
  4. What is important to your community?
  5. Are there nearby areas you want to be in a district with?
  6. Are there important places where people come together, like community centers, churches, temples, neighborhood associations, or parks?
  7. Are there nearby areas you don't want to be in a district with? Why?
  8. Has your community come together to advocate for important services, better schools, roads, or health centers in your neighborhood?
  9. Do the current Council District boundaries divide your community? Or do they keep your community together?
To sign up to speak on an agenda item please select the appropriate form above and fill out the required fields.

The Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission has established the following rules:

  • If fewer than sixty (60) members of the public sign up to speak on a particular agenda item, each member of the public shall have two (2) minutes to address the Commission.

  • If more than sixty (60) members of the public sign up to speak on a particular agenda item, each member of the public shall have one (1) minute to address the Commission.

If an email address is provided, the Zoom Dial-In Number and Meeting ID will be sent out via email.


Members of the public without internet access may call the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 570-6101 to sign up to speak.

Any members of the public who signed up to speak who are in need of a translator pursuant to the City's Language Access Policy or accommodation pursuant to the American Disabilities Act shall have double the allotted speaking time.

To request a translator for public comment, first sign up to speak, then call the Office of the City Clerk at 562-570-6101 to request a translator.

 

Submit your Community of Interest Form

Use your voice to help the Commission create a list of Communities of Interest by submitting a form today!