City of Dinuba Redistricting Process

What is redistricting?

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. 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. In Dinuba, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Per the City Charter, the Dinuba City Council will form a Citizens Advisory Committee to oversee the redistricting of boundaries based on 2020 Census data. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the City of Dinuba, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17 2022.

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember.

The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.
You can contact City Clerk, Linda Barkley to find out more about how the process works.


What do the existing council districts look like?

You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here:

What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each city council district should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?

The City Council will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process, as well as post information to the website and social media accounts. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public hearings or workshops will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting hearings or workshops, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.

How can I get involved? (Procedures for public comment)

The City Council will be holding hearings or workshops to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Those hearings or workshops will be announced as they are scheduled.

All public meetings held by the City of Dinuba follow procedures for public comment as described in the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act.) Public comments may be made at the beginning of public meetimgs per Gov Code § 54954.3

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing:

Public Hearings & Workshops

Dinuba City Council Meetings

  • City Hall, 405 E El Monte Way. Dinuba, CA 93618
  • Second and Fourth Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm

City Council Meeting Minutes

Dinuba Planning Commission Meetings

  • City Hall, 405 E El Monte Way. Dinuba, CA 93618
  • First Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

2020 US Census Redistricting Timeline

May 11, 2021

City Council reviewed census timeline and process COMPLETED

June 22, 2021

City Council appointed advisory committee,

Dinuba Planning Commission. COMPLETED

September – October 2021

Receive census data; initial pre-draft map hearing(s) scheduled. COMPLETED

October 2021 – January 2022

Pre-draft map hearing and draft maps prepared, consider and revise proposed maps accordingly

  • November 2nd, 2021, Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • December 7th, 2021, Planning Commission Public Workshop (First Draft)

January – March 2022

Final map revisions and final map adopted by April 17, 2022

  • January 25th, 2022, (Optional) City Council Update and Public Workshop
  • February 1st, 2022, Planning Commission Public Hearing Public Hearing Notice
  • February 22nd, 2022, (Optional) City Council Update and Public Workshop Download Drafts
  • March 1st, 2022, Planning Commission Public Hearing (Final Draft) Public Hearing Notice
  • March 22nd, 2022, City Council Adopted the Final map (v3) Download Final Map

April  2022

Adopt final map no later than April 17, 2022

  • As early as March 15th, 2022, City Council Final Adoption

Public Hearings

Tuesday, February 1, 2022


Citizens Advisory Committee Minutes 11.2.21 Public Hearing

Citizens Advisory Committee Minutes 12.7.21 Workshop

Citizens Advisory Committee Minutes 2.1.22 Public Hearing

Citizens Advisory Committee Minutes 3.1.22 Public Hearing


Contact City Clerk, Linda Barkley for questions or concerns regarding the redistricting process at (559) 591-5900 or by emailing:

City Council District Map