With this year’s census count nearing completion, members of the Long Beach’s redistricting commission on Friday selected the remaining four members and two alternates to serve on the commission, which is responsible for redrawing the city council district boundaries.
Last month, the city’s Ethics Commission randomly selected nine members, one from each council district, from a pool of 23 applicants, who were then tasked with filling the remaining six vacancies with candidates from that same pool.
In terms of demographic representation, the commission now includes a total of four White members, six Latinx members, two Black members, two Asian/Pacific Islander members and one mixed-race member.
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
The previously selected council representatives include:
- Council District 1, Eric R. Oates
- Council District 2, Ryan Giffen
- Council District 3, Thomas J. Cooper
- Council District 4, Nicole Lopez
- Council District 5, Sharon Diggs-Jackson
- Council District 6, Alejandra Gutierrez
- Council District 7, Frank A. Gutierrez
- Council District 8, Marissa Martinez
- Council District 9, Sevly Snguon
The commission is tentatively expected to hold its first meeting as a complete body by early January, pending the onboarding of the final members and alternates, according to city officials.
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