Plan 224 City Staff welcomes your feedback on the following map. Please leave a comment below. Click here to view the Demographics for this map (PDF) cityofgoleta2022-01-24T10:54:22-08:00 2 Comments Joseph Guron January 23, 2022 at 9:13 amLog in to Reply Looking at the demographics of this map, it makes sense. Other than District 3, it has close demographics between White vs Non-white (Hispanic) voters. It’s almost impossible to divide each group and population equally while as the same time having neighborhoods stay continuous. CDG January 25, 2022 at 4:40 pmLog in to Reply First Choice: Map Plan 224. Second Choice: NDC’s Map Plan 704. Third Choice: NDC’s Map Plan 702 Map Plan 224: NDC’s review of Map 224 identifies this map as having “Three Districts Cross Substantially” and further states, “Splits the Mathilda neighborhood; technically contiguous but “iffy” (see Page 137 of Agenda Item A.1, Subj: Recommendations to the City Council regarding Draft Maps for City Council Voting Districts Boundaries for District Elections, meeting date January 26, 2022: hereinafter “Agenda Item A.1”). Additionally, NDC states on Page 70 of Agenda Item A.1 under the heading of Demographic Outliers: “Ellwood Beach/Mathilda (low income, high multi-family housing, high renter housing).” However, the percent Household Income difference between District 1 and District 2 appears to be negligible and is presented as follows (as extracted from the Demographics button at https://drawgoleta.org/plan-224/): A) 1 % difference for household income 0 – 25K, B) 1 % difference for household income 25K – 50K, C) 3 % difference for household income 50K – 75K, D) 8 % difference for household income 75K – 200K, and E) 3 % difference for household income 200K plus. Furthermore, the percent Housing Stats difference between District 1 and District 2 appears to be minor and is presented as follows (extracted from the same Demographics button as above): A) 8 % difference for single family, B) 8 % difference for multi-family, C) 12 % difference for rented, and D) 12 % difference for owned. Nonetheless, if the minor concerns identified above by NDC appear to be significant when evaluated by the PEC (Public Engagement Commission), then NDC’s Map Plan 704 (four districts cross; same splits of the Mathilda neighborhood) is my preferred option to Map Plan 224 followed by NDC’s Map Plan 702 as my third choice. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.