Draft Map Options
The Council asked, and the Lodi community answered. Residents submitted 16 maps in a wide variety of district configurations, which you can review below.
“Preferred” Map Selected February 13th
On February 13th, following a public hearing, the Council selected map 119d as its preferred map and asked staff to prepare an ordinance for consideration and possible introduction on February 21st.
“Focus” Maps Selected January 31st
At the conclusion of the public hearing on January 31st, the City Council designated four “focus” maps from among the thirteen population-balanced, five-district options, and on February 6th the Council added map 119 to the “focus” map list. The maps selected are 105, 108, 117, 118 and 119. These maps will be the “focus” of the upcoming public hearings.
The Council wants to know not just which map(s) you like or dislike, but why you feel that way about each map. These are still drafts, not necessarily the final maps, and future versions can include revisions aimed at addressing the concerns raised by residents.
Please take the time to look at them and share your thoughts, either by email to Lodi@NDCresearch.com, by letter, at a Council meeting, or directly at City Hall.
And, as a reminder, you can still draw your own revisions to any of the posted Draft Maps. See the “Draw a Map” page for instructions and data to do so.
Consideration of Revised and New Maps
Under state law, new maps must be posted for seven days before they can be considered by the Council (though residents are welcome to comment on them sooner than that). But revised maps may be considered by the Council as soon as they are posted. So maps in the “New” section below cannot be considered by the Council until the February 21st hearing, while maps in the “Revised” section below can be considered at the hearing on the 14th.
Before reviewing the individual maps and demographics on the interactive review map or in the PDF-format printout, here are two overview reports:
- Listing of comments provided by the author of each map (updated 2/14)
- District election year assignment options for each map (sometimes referred to as the “sequencing options”) (updated 2/14)
Interactive Review Map
This map works much like Google Maps, in that you can zoom in and out, search for an address, and change the base map from streets to satellite imagery to the “Open Streets” map of street-level details. You can use the check boxes to select the map you wish to view at any given time, or select two maps to overlay them and identify the areas where they differ.
PDF Maps and Demographics
Council’s “Preferred” Map 119d
On February 13th the Council selected 119d as their preferred map, subject to public input and a planned Council vote on February 21st.
Council-Selected “Focus” Maps
On January 31st the Council designated the following four maps as the “focus” of their deliberations as this project moves forward:
Map 119 (revised version of 101, added 1/30)
Proposed Revisions to the Focus Maps for consideration February 21st
These were not submitted in time for processing, posting and consideration at Council’s February 13th meeting, and thus are eligible for initial consideration at Council’s February 21st hearing:
Proposed Revisions to the Focus Maps considered February 13th
(These can be considered by Council at the Feb. 13 hearing)
New Maps Introduced After Selection of Focus Maps
Under state law, these new maps were not eligible for consideration by Council at the February 13th hearing. They are eligible for initial consideration at Council’s Feb. 21 hearing
Other Population-Balanced maps with Five Council Districts
At a previous hearing, the Council decided to focus on maps with five Council election districts, rather than considering moving to a system of four Council districts and an at-large Mayor. Below (as well as on the interactive map above) is information for each map. Click on the map number to open a two-page PDF file that contains a map and a demographic profile of each district in each map.
Population-Balanced map with Four Council Districts
Maps with Five Districts that are not population balanced
Maps with Four Districts that are not population balanced