Rowland Heights, CA (March 8, 2022) – Rowland Water District’s Board of Directors approved updated voting boundary maps at a public hearing on February 8, 2022. The revised maps were developed as part of a comprehensive redistricting process conducted by an independent expert, Best Best & Krieger.
“Customers come first at Rowland Water District, and we remain dedicated to equally and fairly serving our community,” said General Manager Tom Coleman. “Reviewing our voting lines ensures each Board member represents roughly the same population in each of our five divisions.”
The newly adopted divisional boundaries map will become effective with the November 8, 2022 general election. Customers can view the related resolution and map online at rwd.org/redistricting. Citizens in each area vote for the member that represents them on the Board.
Populations change as communities shift and grow over time. Redistricting allows public agencies with by-district elections to continue to serve residents in a balanced manner. Using data from the latest U.S. Census, the District evaluates and, if necessary, redraws voting lines every 10 years. Redistricting does not impact water service.
Community members were encouraged to participate in the redistricting process by attending three public hearings and providing feedback. After an initial public hearing on December 14, 2021, draft maps were presented and discussed at a public hearing on January 18, 2022. The maps were based on an extensive study by Best Best & Krieger and customer input. The Board finalized and adopted the maps at the February 8, 2022, public hearing. Redistricting ensures compliance with California and federal Voting Rights Acts.
For more information, contact the Rowland Water District main office at (562) 697-1726 or visit rwd.org/redistricting.