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Directors Ensure Fair Representation by Reviewing Voting Division Maps

Board will consider revised boundaries at March 9 public hearing

For Immediate Release

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

March 8, 2022

Directors Ensure Fair Representation by Reviewing Voting Division Maps
Board will consider revised boundaries at March 9 public hearing

Beaumont, CA The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors will review new drafts of division boundary maps at a second public hearing on March 9, 2022.

BCVWD, like other public agencies, is updating its maps based on population data from the latest U.S. Census results. The redistricting process maintains balance between the District’s voting divisions by ensuring each area has roughly the same number of people. Residents in each division vote for the member who represents them on the Board. BCVWD hired an independent consultant to facilitate the process.

“Redistricting provides an opportunity for customers to engage with the District and help guarantee equal representation,” said Director David Hoffman, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “By making sure we have balance across our divisions, the Board can continue to represent the public in a fair manner.”

The Board reviewed and provided feedback on a first set of draft maps at a public hearing on Feb. 9, 2022. The consultant will update the maps based on those comments and present revised versions at the March 9 meeting.

Customers can participate in the boundary-setting discussion by using the online mapping tool and reviewing the draft maps at bcvwd.org/redistricting. Comments can be submitted by emailing redistrictinginfo@bcvwd.org. The deadline for public comment is March 24, 2022. Customers can also attend any or all of the upcoming public hearings, which begin at 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – Map development discussion

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

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 – Consideration and adoption of final map
    Meeting details to come

Redistricting occurs every 10 years, ensuring compliance with the Voting Rights Act. The process must be complete 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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