Districting is different than most issues that come before the City Council. Instead of being limited to saying you support or oppose a City-prepared ordinance or resolution, you can draw a map yourself!
Here are two map-drawing tools available for you to use:
1. Paper Maps
2. Maps with a Microsoft Excel Supplemental Kit
After you draw your proposed Map, submit it to westcovina@NDCresearch.com to be reviewed by the demographer and included in the draft maps as part of the public hearing on September 19th. All maps submitted to NDC by September 11th will be reviewed and analyzed by the demographer. After September 11th, you can continue to use these tools to propose revisions to the various initial draft maps.
Create a Paper Map
Option A: You can use the simple one-page map (download or print this PDF file) to draw your proposed districts and calculate the total population
English Version - one-page map
Spanish Version - mapa de una pagina
Option B: You can print and use the more extensive "Public Participation Kit" (download or print this PDF file), which contains detailed instructions, the list of line-drawing criteria, demographics for each Population Unit, and blank maps on which you can draw your proposed plan(s).
English Version - Public Participation Kit
Spanish Version - Paquete para la participación pública
Latino percentage of Citizen Voting Age Population, by Census Block
Asian-American percentage of Citizen Voting Age Population, by Census Block
African-American percentage of Citizen Voting Age Population, by Census Block
Non-Hispanic White percentage of Citizen Voting Age Population, by Census Block
Renters, by Census Tract
Household Income over $75,000 per year, by Census Tract
Maps Requested By the Community at Community Meetings:
CDBG Project Areas - Census Block Groups
CDBG Project Areas - Census Tracts
Park Dedication Fee Districts
You can also use Community View to view various layers within ArcGIS. There is a short how-to video that plays the first time you view the webpage. View the page here for the interactive Community View Map.
Alternatively, you can view PDF versions below of the following layers requested at the Community Meetings that are included in the Community View Map:
Police Department Service Areas
Fire Station Areas
Create an Excel Version of a Map
Are you familiar with the basic functions of Microsoft Excel? Then you can let Excel do the total population and demographic math for you. If you click on the links below uou can use the excel file to calculate your district boundaries. Save the Excel file to your computer. Then use the Excel file and the Map of Population Unit ID numbers to assign the Population Units to your desired districts, and Excel will provide the resulting demographics for each district.
English Version - City of West Covina
Spanish Version - Ciudad de West Covina
If you want to see exactly where the various Population Unit boundaries are located, or if you have difficulty reading the small print on the 8.5×11 PDF files, you can use this Interactive Map to zoom in and out on the Population Unit boundaries, and switch back and forth between PopUnit ID number labels and total population labels. It works like Google Maps, except you use check-boxes to choose what layers and labels you want to see on the map. View an interactive map using ARCGIS by ESRI to help you design your map: http://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=dcd05e33512e4966b9f94087b418b8c7 (Once they are released, the Draft Maps will also appear as layer options on this same map.)
Submit your draft Council District map designs to WestCovina@ndcresearch.com