You have the opportunity to participate in a historic change that may happen in the City of Torrance.

Tonight, the second public hearing meeting on the transition from at-large to district-based elections will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Council Chambers. The purpose of the hearing is to identify the neighborhoods, other communities of interest and other local factors that should be considered or used as building blocks when drafting district maps.

The goal of redistricting is to create districts from smaller areas such as precincts or counties in such a way that all of the districts have the same population or are within a very small deviation. The public is free to submit maps through an online tool that is available on There, you will be able to find a Quick Start Guide to show you how to create districts.