PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

11/24/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 112420-2
Subject:
Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission Fully Appointed
Commissioners Select Final Six Vacancies
Contact:
Monique De La Garza
City Clerk
562.570.6101
CityClerk@longbeach.gov




Long Beach, CA - On Friday, Nov. 20, the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) selected the remaining four members and two alternates to serve on the Commission, which is responsible for redrawing the City’s nine council district boundaries following the release of the Census data.

 “The commission reflects the diversity of our community and I’m certain they will do an excellent job drawing fair lines for our city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Thanks to voters who agreed to establish a Redistricting Commission with the approval of Measure DDD in 2018.”

Last month, the City of Long Beach Ethics Commission established a subpool of 23 qualified applicants and randomly appointed the first nine commissioners, who were tasked with filling the remaining six vacancies with candidates from the subpool. 

The newly selected members and alternates include:

  • Genna Beckenhaupt, Member
  • Feliza Ortiz-Licon, Member
  • Kelly Nhim, Member
  • Zhelinrentice Scott, Member
  • Josias Gonzalez, Alternate
  • Melody Osuna, Alternate

In November 2018, Long Beach voters approved Measure DDD, which amended the City Charter to create a commission, comprised of residents, responsible for determining the boundaries of council districts every 10 years after the national Census.

The Commission is tentatively expected to hold its first meeting as a complete body by early Jan. 2021, pending the onboarding of the final members and alternates. The redistricting process will commence in 2021 following the release of the 2020 Census data.

For additional information about the Commission or to sign up to receive email notifications and updates, visit longbeach.gov/redistricting

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.

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