Participate in the District Voting Process

We need your input! 

Resolution 2021-22

On June 1st, 2021, the Library Board of Trustees adopted Resolution 2021-22  declaring the Buena Park Library District’s intent to transition from at-large elections to by-Trustee area elections to align with the California Voting Rights Act.

What is the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA)?

The California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) prohibits the use of any election system “that impairs the ability of a protected class to elect candidates of its choice or its ability to influence the outcome of an election.”  Under the CVRA, the Library District has an opportunity to voluntarily transition to by-district elections and avoid a costly lawsuit.

Share Your Thoughts

Community input along with census data will be used to determine how new district boundaries will be drawn.  

How are new districts drawn?

To define the new districts, the Library Board must undertake a district formation mapping process, led by a demographer and legal team to ensure that the maps meet all legal and regulatory criteria. The Library District encourages residents to participate in this process.

What can I do to be part of the process?

Attend one (or all) of our five public hearings and bring your questions and comments to our demographer and fellow attendees.  Click here to view the public hearing schedule.

The hearings will provide an opportunity to allow for public input to be presented by attendees. The demographer will use the public input in constructing the draft maps.  The draft maps will be posted on the website for review no later than seven days before each hearing.

Are there maps available to review?

Yes! You may view three individual maps with data sheets and print them out. Click on the images below to view each individual map.

Green Map            Orange Map            Purple Map

We also have three interactive maps created by our demographer that you may review.

 

By-District Elections