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By Daniel Ritz

During the City Council meeting on April 17, City Council held the fourth of five necessary public discussions concerning the possible conversion to by-district City Council election voting.

Mayor Richard Viczorek commended Doug Johnson of National Demographics Corporation (NDC) for hearing his cries to attempt to “keep the neighborhood’s together.”

Douglas explained that through concise and direct local input for draft districting maps, NDC is able to more accurately divide census-data blocks, a common device for cleanly managing district formation.

The second of two public workshops conducted by the City of Dana Point will be held at RH Dana Elementary School, located at 24242 La Cresta Drive, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Attendees will be able to ask questions concerning maps to City Council members, city staff and NDC representatives.

At the next City Council meeting on May 1, Council could hold a public hearing followed by introduction and first reading of an ordinance implementing a selected map and election sequence. A link to all current draft district maps can be seen HERE

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