Burbank, like every other community across the State of California, is currently taking part in the once-in-a-decade process of redrawing the political boundaries for elective offices. Redistricting takes place after the completion of each Census.
Over the course of the next few weeks, the Citizens Redistricting Commission will complete its work and establish the Assembly, Senate, and Congressional Districts that will represent our community in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 11, which created a Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw state legislative districts. In 2010, California voters also passed Proposition 20 to expand the Commission’s power to include drawing congressional districts.
The City of Burbank is currently represented by the 43rd Assembly District, the 18th and 25th State Senate Districts, and the 28th and 30th Congressional Districts. Our continuing representation as part of these existing districts is subject to change as the Citizens Redistricting Commission completes its work.
The Citizens Redistricting Commission has published draft maps and is actively seeking the feedback from affected communities. You can weigh in regarding the economic, cultural, historical, and environmental ties that Burbank shares with its neighbors. You also can provide public comment regarding the Commission’s draft maps, either in favor of or opposition to the draft maps, before November 30, 2021.
Please note that the initial draft maps of the Citizens Redistricting Commission are available for viewing at: https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/map_viewer. You can provide the Commission with your public comment by visiting: https://airtable.com/shrQDD2ta2emnSzzO.
Redistricting is an incredibly important process that will affect who represents our community in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. We strongly encourage you to learn more about it and to play an active role in this important process.
Nick Schultz (Burbank City Council)
Steve Frintner (Burbank School Board)