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Redistricting Based on 2020 Census


On December 17, 2018, the City Council of the City of Pacifica adopted Ordinance No. 839-C.S., establishing a district-based system for the election of members of the City Council by five districts, establishing the boundaries and identification number of each district and establishing the election order of each district.  By this action , the City of Pacifica changed from an at-large election system to a by-district election system for the election of City Council members.  The City held its first district election in November 2020, with Districts 1 and 4, electing Councilmembers to represent those districts. Districts 2, 3 and 5 are scheduled for election in 2022.

Every ten years after the federal census is complete, district lines must be reviewed and, if necessary, adjusted to keep the boundaries as nearly equal in population as possible, allowing for certain variances due to geography, topography, communities of interest, etc., as required by federal and California law.  This process of reviewing the census data and adjusting the district boundary lines is called Redistricting.

Seeking Public Input

The City Council is asking for public input on the Redistricting Process.  The City Council wants to know: 

  • What do you consider that boundaries of your neighborhood? 
  • What is important to you in defining a local "Community of Interest"?  A “community of interest” is a population that shares common social or economic interests that should be included within a single district for purposes of its effective and fair representation. Communities of interest do not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.

Submit YOUR Draft District Map -- Mapping Tools:

The City invites you to submit your draft district map for consideration by City Council in the redistricting process at the Public Hearing to be held on February 14, 2022.  The deadline to submit draft maps for consideration is Friday, February 4, 2022.  Submit your map by email to: publiccomment@pacifica.gov or in-person to the City Clerk at 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044.

When submitting your Map, it is helpful to include a short description on what considerations are important to you in defining your neighborhood or community of interest to consider in drawing the boundaries for your district. Districts must be population balanced and adhere to federal and California laws establishing criteria for redistricting.  Review the materials provided in the Staff Reports and Presentations section for more information.


For redistricting, the Act requires that the City must hold at least four public hearings at which the public is invited to provide input regarding the composition of council districts before adopting a final district map.  The proposed process timeline to complete the map adoption process includes:


Staff Reports and Presentations


Meeting Recordings


For More Information

Contact City Clerk Sarah Coffey at scoffey@pacifica.gov or 650-738-7307.

To provide Public Comment or Input on Redistricting / District Maps to be considered by City Council, email: publiccomment@pacifica.gov