The Fullerton City Council Tuesday will hold a public hearing to get input on several voting district maps the city is considering as it transitions to a council-district electoral format.

The maps will be presented by David Ely of Compass Demographics, who has gathered input from residents at various community meetings since September. Ely is also consulting with Garden Grove and Anaheim as those cities transition to district elections.

Council members at their May 17 meeting will render their final decision as to which map will go on the November ballot for voter approval.

The move towards district-based voting is the result of a settlement that was reached last July after the American Civil Liberties Union and Asian Americans Advancing Justice sued the city, alleging that the current at-large electoral system disenfranchises Asian Americans and other minorities.

The city is 22.8 percent Asian and 34.4 percent Latino, according to the 2010 Census.

The public hearing is the first item on Tuesday regular council meeting agenda and is slated to start shortly after 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers located at 303 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton.

Spencer Custodio is a Voice of OC intern. Please contact him at

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