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C,e, Of <br />RJVER,SIDE <br />Governmental Affairs <br />Committee Memorandum <br />Otv of Arts & Innovation <br />,,,,,,,,,,,,, ;,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, <br />TO: GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DATE: March 7, 2012 <br />FROM: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE ITEM NO: 2 <br />CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE <br />WARDS: ALL <br />SUBJECT: REDISTRICTING <br />ISSUE: <br />Charter Section 402 requires review of Ward boundaries upon completion of the federal decennial <br />census and adjustment to boundaries by the City Council as necessary to provide for substantially <br />equal numbers of residents in each Ward. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the Governmental Affairs Committee review the redistricting mapping alternatives presented <br />and provide further direction to staff. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />On December 6, 2011, the City Council referred review of redistricting alternatives to the <br />Governmental Affairs Committee and adopted the following criteria: <br />1. Equalize the population count in each Ward within 10% (top to bottom) <br />2. Achieve ±5% from optimal population per Ward <br />3. Comply with all applicable laws <br />4. Avoid disqualification of City Councilmembers during a term <br />5. Maintain continuity of existing Wards, to the extent possible <br />6. Draw Wards that are compact and contiguous <br />7. Use natural, geographic boundaries, to the extent possible <br />8. Maintain cohesive neighborhoods and community interests, to the extent possible <br />9. Consider school districts and avoid dividing same, to the extent possible <br />10. Maintain income diversity within Wards, to the extent possible <br />The 2010 Census indicates a total City of Riverside population of 303,864, compared to the 2000 <br />Census total of 255,166. Population by Ward is shown below justifying boundary adjustments to <br />equalize population to approach an optimum of 43,409 per Ward. <br />2 -1 <br />