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Directors Consider New Voting Boundaries to Ensure Fair Customer Representation

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

March 23, 2022

Directors Consider New Voting Boundaries to Ensure Fair Customer Representation

Beaumont, CA The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors will hold its third and final public hearing on Thursday, March 24, 2022, to review and adopt voting divisions within the District. Redistricting takes place every 10 years, based on the latest U.S. Census, to confirm roughly equal populations among voting boundaries.

Residents in each division vote for the member who represents them on the Board. The community is encouraged to participate in the process by using the online mapping tool and viewing draft maps at bcvwd.org/redistricting. Customers can attend the public hearing or email redistrictinginfo@bcvwd.org by March 24 to provide feedback.

BCVWD’s comprehensive redistricting process included creation of initial draft maps that were reviewed by the Board at a public hearing on Feb. 9, 2022. A set of revised maps, incorporating feedback from the Board and public comment, were presented at a second public hearing on March 9, 2022.

The Board will review and potentially adopt new voting boundaries at the public hearing on March 24, 2022, at 6 p.m. The public can attend the meeting in-person or via video or telephone conference, as outlined below:

In-person: BCVWD Headquarters, 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223

Via Zoom Conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318559070?pwd=SXIzMFZCMGh0YTFIL2tnUGlpU3h0UT09

By telephone, please dial: (669) 900-9128

Enter Meeting ID: 843 1855 9070

Enter Passcode: 113552 Redistricting ensures compliance with the Voting Rights Act. BCVWD hired an independent consultant to facilitate the process, which must be completed by April 17, 2022. The final map will be submitted to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters for use in the next election.

More information is available at bcvwd.org/redistricting.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223
www.bcvwd.org

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