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City to Hold Redistricting Public Hearing

The Fullerton City Council will hold a public hearing on March 29 to discuss and vote on draft maps for Council Districts that will be in place for the next decade. This meeting will take place at 6:30pm in Fullerton Council Chambers at 303 West Commonwealth Avenue.

At the last public hearing on March 8, Council voted 3-2 to select map 114 as their preferred map; Jung, Whitaker, and Dunlap voted for this map. Councilmembers Ahmad Zahra and Jesus Silva supported map 112 at that time. Many members of the community supported map 110. City Council will introduce the first reading of an ordinance to adopt the new District boundary map 114 at the upcoming March 29 meeting.

The Council may reconsider and select a different final map at this time.

Community members may attend the meeting in person or view the live broadcast at https://fullerton.legistar.com, on Fullerton Spectrum Channel 3, and Fullerton AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.

The City invites members of the public to make public comments in person in Council Chambers or via Zoom using the link zoom.us/join or dialing 1-669-900-9128 with Meeting ID: 978 4219 1797.

Residents may review Map 114 and additional draft maps by visiting the Draft Maps section of the City’s redistricting webpage. Community members can also provide input by emailing to  districtelections@cityoffullerton.com.


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  1. Congrats to the responsible and honest members of the City Council who chose a map that conforms to all the requirements for districts. And shame on the hustlers who fabricated nonsensical pretexts to keep the lamentable Silva in office by creating a gerrymandered district a district for him.

  2. The key question is did the Commissioners who recommended the map that was selected make a public oath to not run for office in exchange for being on the redistricting commission?

    It was declared by one of the Council members at the last FCC meeting that such an oath was taken by the Commissioners but as yet no one seems to have a record of it.

    Why this is important is that Map 114 paints Silva out of the district that Redistricting Commission chair Seabourne is in and Seabourne was beaten by Silva in the last time that district was up for election.

    If Seabourne doesn’t run for City Council, it doesn’t matter, but if he does he will have endorsed and arguably drawn a map that benefits him and eliminates a rival.