June 16, 2023, Thousand Oaks, CA – As the City of Thousand Oaks continues its City Council district formation process, the City is actively engaging residents to ensure their voices are heard in creating the boundaries of the future voting districts. In July, the City Council will adopt a new map in accordance with the FAIRMAPS Act and use public input received throughout the process to guide their decision.
Residents are encouraged to draw their own maps, share their district line preferences and provide feedback on draft maps to ensure their neighborhoods are represented. Paper and digital mapping tools, as well as a video tutorial for the digital mapping tool are available on the City’s districting website at MapTOaks.org/Draw-A-Map.
Draft maps submitted by community members and processed by the City’s professional demographer can be accessed and reviewed on the Draft Maps webpage.
Residents can provide input at the upcoming districting public meetings:
- June 20, 2023 – City Council will hold its third public hearing during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The City’s demographer will present the draft maps and public input received by June 6, 2023. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback on draft maps and share their input on preferred district boundaries.
June 22, 2023 – The City will hold a virtual community workshop to give residents an opportunity to review draft maps and share their input on map elements they agree or disagree with.
June 24, 2023 – The City will hold an additional in-person community workshop at the Borchard Community Center to engage in a discussion about the draft maps.
July 11, 2023 – City Council will hold its fourth public hearing during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The City Council will discuss the final maps for consideration and the sequence of elections, then proceed to adopt the final map and introduce the ordinance.
Community members can also submit feedback on draft maps and other public comments via email to email@example.com.
Residents still have time to get involved in the district formation process. A full calendar of districting events and deadlines can be found online at MapTOaks.org/Schedule.
To learn more about the City’s district formation process, visit MapTOaks.org.