Garden Grove

Districting hearing set Tuesday

GARDEN GROVE’S existing councilmember districts (City of Garden Grove).

The third of four planned public hearings on creating a map of council districts to be used in the 2022 election will be held by the Garden Grove City Council when it meets on Tuesday.

Boundaries of government districts must be reconsidered after every U.S. census, held every 10 years. The 2020 tally showed only a “modest” increase in the city’s population, which left the existing council districts within “allowable parameters.”

Some members of the public have called for altering the boundaries between Districts 3 and 4, separating them between horizontally along Garden Grove Boulevard instead of vertically along Brookhurst Street.

However, no alternative maps to the existing draft map – which keeps the districts the same – have been received by the city, according to a staff report.

Demographic data from the Census showed that Garden Grove’s population was 43.1 percent Asian, 37.3 percent Latino, 16.4 percent non-Latino white and 1.1 percent Black.

Citizens of voting age – as of 2019 – are 44.9 percent Asian, 26.7 percent Latino, 25.9 percent non-Latino white and 1.2 percent black.

The council will meet in person in the Community Meeting Center, 1130 Stanford Ave. at 6:30 p.m.


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