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Water District Reviews Voting Boundaries for Equal Representation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2022

Contact: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Water District Reviews Voting Boundaries for Equal Representation
Board of Directors will consider proposed division maps at a Feb. 9 public hearing

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is considering new division boundaries to reflect the latest U.S. Census results and maintain balance across voting boundaries.

The process, called redistricting, guarantees each division in the District’s service area has roughly the same number of people. As people move and communities grow, populations shift over time. BCVWD hired an independent expert to complete
the comprehensive process.

“Redistricting is an important tool to help ensure equity across voting divisions,” said Director John Covington, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Fair and equal distribution across BCVWD’s five divisions matters because residents in each area
vote to determine representation on the Board of Directors.”

Customers can participate in the redistricting process by using the online mapping tool at https://bcvwd.org/redistricting and submitting public comment to redistrictinginfo@bcvwd.org. The deadline for public comment is March 24, 2022.

The community can also attend any or all of the following public hearings, which begin at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 – Board review of draft maps
Via Zoom conference
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318559070?pwd=SXIzMFZCMGh0YTFIL2tnUGlpU3h0UT09
By telephone, please dial: (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 843 1855 9070 Passcode: 113552

• Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – Map development discussion – Meeting details to come
• Thursday, March 24, 2022 – Consideration and adoption of final map – Meeting details to come

BCVWD is required by law to complete the redistricting process by April 17, 2022. Redistricting occurs every 10 years and ensures compliance with the Voting Rights Act. Once approved, the new map will be submitted to the Riverside County registrar of Voters.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit https://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.

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