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Draw a Map
Below are public mapping tools to assist the public. There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest.
A variety of map-drawing tools are listed below.
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.
Mapping Tool Options
Choose from or try out any of the following options to create your redistricting map, then submit it to the Clerk Clerk as described below.
1. Paper-only maps
For those without internet access or who prefer paper.
2. Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
To calculate population totals.
3. Dave’s Redistricting (DRA 2020)
An easy-to-use map drawing tool to create and submit redistricting maps.
How to Use DRA 2020 (Note you must sign up first)
- Select a map to start from and click "Duplicate." The site will take you to your personal "My Maps" list and your map will appear (this takes a few seconds to populate, please be patient).
- Rename your map and include "Paso Robles City" in the new title. Click "Edit" to begin drawing/editing. When finished, go back to "My Maps," select your map and choose "Publish"
- Email the City Clerk's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, notifying the office that your map is published (please include your map name).
4. Caliper’s Maptitude
Online Redistricting mapping tool to draw maps census block by census block and submit maps electronically.
5. Interactive Review Map
To review, analyze, and compare maps, not to create them. Zoom in and out on map boundaries, view population counts/ID#s, and view draft maps (once the draft maps are released). Similar to Google Maps in ease of use.
6. Additional Resources
Submit maps to CityClerk@PRCity.com. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map.
It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.