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Create Your Own Draft Map of City Council Districts in West Covina

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, community members were provided the opportunity to draw their own map.

Two map-drawing tools were available for community members to use:
1. Paper Maps
2. Maps with a Microsoft Excel Supplemental Kit

Maps were submitted to westcovina@NDCresearch.com to be reviewed by the demographer and included in the draft maps as part of the public hearings.  All maps submitted to NDC were reviewed and analyzed by the demographer.  

Create a Paper Map

Option A: Community members were able to use the one-page map (download or print this PDF file) to draw proposed districts and calculate the total population 

English Version - one-page map  
Spanish Version - mapa de una pagina

Option B: Community members were able to 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 plans could be drawn.

English Version -  Public Participation Kit
Spanish Version - Paquete para la participación pública


Supplemental Maps:

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

Additionally, community members were provided the option to 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:
Water Districts
School Districts
Police Department Service Areas
Fire Station Areas

Create an Excel Version of a Map

Community members were also provided the ability to use Excel to create maps.

English Version - City of West Covina
Spanish Version - Ciudad de West Covina

Interactive Map

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   

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