Public Notices

City of Hesperia Redistricting 2022

Redistricting Notices

City of Hesperia Redistricting Process

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non- English-speaking communities.

What is redistricting?

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same numbeCir of constituents. In Hesperia, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the City of Hesperia, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.

You can contact the City Clerk at (760) 947-1056 or cityclerk@cityofhesperia.us to find out more about how the process works.

Avisos de Redistribucion de Distritos

Ciudad de Hesperia Proceso de Redistribucion de Distritos

Cada diez años, los gobiernos locales utilizan nuevos datos del censo para volver a trazar las líneas de sus distritos para reflejar cómo han cambiado las poblaciones locales. El Proyecto de Ley 849 de la Asamblea (2019) exige que las ciudades y los condados hagan participar a las comunidades en el proceso de redistribución de distritos mediante la celebración de audiencias públicas y/o talleres y la realización de actividades de divulgación pública, incluso en las comunidades no anglófonas.

¿Qué es la redistribución de distritos?

Cada diez años, los distritos deben ser rediseñados para que cada uno de ellos sea sustancialmente igual en población. Este proceso, llamado redistribución de distritos, es importante para asegurar que cada concejal de la ciudad represente aproximadamente el mismo número de conciudadanos. En Hesperia, el Ayuntamiento es responsable de diseñar los distritos del consejo. La redistribución de distritos se hace usando los datos del Censo de los EE.UU., que es publicado alrededor del 31 de marzo de 2021. Para la Ciudad de Hesperia, el proceso de redistribución de distritos debe completarse antes de Abril 17, 2022.

Puedes contactar con el Secretario de la Ciudad en (760)947-1056 o cityclerk@cityofhesperia.us para saber más sobre cómo funciona  el proceso.

*COVID-19 Declaration of Local Emergency*

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Hesperia has declared a local emergency. The Hesperia City Council ratified this declaration on March 25th, 2020. For more information, please view the resolutions below:

Public Hearing Notices

Public Hearing Notices are uploaded to our calendar on Legistar.

Maddy Act Postings

The Maddy Act  is part of the California Code 54972 that requires the local governments to prepare an appointments list of all regular and ongoing boards, commissions, and committees which are appointed by the legislative body of the local agency.

Ralph M. Brown Act

The law which guarantees the public's right to attend and participate in meeting of local legislative bodies is officially known as the Ralph M. Brown Act. The Brown Act (California Government Code, Sections 54950-54963), was enacted in 1953 by the California State Legislature in an effort to safeguard the public's ability to obtain access to and participate in local government meetings and deliberations.

The Brown Act, originally a 686 word statute that has grown substantially over the years, was enacted in response to mounting public concerns over informal, undisclosed meetings held by local elected officials. City councils, county boards and other local government bodies were avoiding public scrutiny by holding secret workshops and study sessions. The Brown Act solely applies to California city and county government agencies, boards and councils. The comparable Bagley-Keane Act mandates open meetings for State government agencies.

Amendment to the Brown Act

A recent amendment to the Brown Act, effective July 1, 2008, impacts the wording of board agendas and also impacts how the records, which are reviewed by board members in anticipation of a meeting, are to be made available to the public.

Typically, Council / Board members receive an agenda and written materials to review in advance of a meeting (Agenda Packet). Government Code section 54957.5 clarifies that once the writings or agenda packet are delivered to a majority of the members on the Council / Board, the records, unless specifically protected from disclosure by the Public Records Act, must be made immediately available upon request. If written materials are submitted to the Council / Board after the posting of the agenda, then the agency shall designate a location (and an optional website link) where the public may view the records.

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