Where can I learn more about districting and redistricting?
There are a number of online publications and guides to redistricting, including:
- this one from MALDEF and the NAACP
- this (long) one from the Brennan Center
- this one from the League of Women Voters, and
- this FAQ from the California Independent Redistricting Commission.
What do the acronyms and categories mean on the demographic sheets?
These are standard categories included in the Census. Not all of the categories are relevant for creating district maps. Acronyms include:
VAP: Voting age population
CVAP: Citizen Voting Age Population
CVRA: California Voting Rights Act
NDC: National Demographics Corporation (the firm hired by the city to create the maps)
Contact the city’s demographers at National Demographics Corporation: 818-254-1221 (phone and fax) or LosNietos@NDCresearch.com.