We help give everyone a voice in drawing district lines.

By-district elections are becoming increasingly common in local government agencies throughout California. The California Voting Rights Act, passed in 2001, was the impetus for much of this change. Today, more than 300 local government agencies have districts of some form, and the number continues to rise as local government agencies are compelled to settle lawsuits or avoid legal battles.

Tripepi Smith is experienced in helping local governments execute the community outreach and engagement required for district formation and redistricting processes. We have worked extensively with agencies to launch districting websites, manage districting social media, produce creative elements ranging from flyers to animated videos, plan and execute public forums and conduct targeted outreach to community-based organizations. We’ve even organized a conference on local redistricting for nearly 200 local government practitioners.

The combined talent of our policy experts and in-house design team delivers professional communications that make our clients proud and better inform the public about this complex process. Tripepi Smith has the skills and experience to help local governments implement successful outreach strategies for district formation and redistricting outreach.

As more and more agencies move to by-district elections, we stand ready to help give everyone a voice in drawing district lines. Get in touch with Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith (626.536.2173 | Ryder@TripepiSmith.com) to start planning.

Our Clients

City of Anaheim

 City of Bellflower

City of Carlsbad

City of Covina

City of Fullerton

City of Grover Beach

City of La Verne

City of Livermore

City of Manteca

City of Marina

City of Martinez

City of Moreno Valley

City of Morgan Hill

City of Napa

City of Orange

City of Palmdale

City of Pasadena

City of Perris

City of Pomona

City of Rohnert Park

City of San Bruno

City of South Pasadena

City of Sunnyvale

City of Tustin

City of Twentynine Palms

City of Vallejo

City of Westminster

County of Fresno

County of Merced

County of Santa Barbara

County of Sonoma

Kings County

Delivering for Clients

City of Pomona

Redistricting

“Tripepi Smith is an excellent partner for the redistricting process and their expertise in conducting effective outreach campaigns will be a valuable asset during this important process.”

James Makshanoff
City Manager
City of Pomona

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City of Orange

Districting

“Tripepi Smith was highly recommended, and the firm was an excellent partner for the City and collaborator with our other expert consultants. Tripepi Smith moderated our community conversations in a manner that gave a voice to all and encouraged conversation, not division.”

Rick Otto
City Manager
City of Orange

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City of Bellflower

Redistricting

“The 2021 redistricting process was unlike any other due to the Census data being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. When we needed help with outreach efforts during this complicated process, we were happy to partner with a team we know and trust: Tripepi Smith. We appreciate Tripepi Smith’s thorough, diligent efforts to engage the community in adopting district lines that will shape the future of Bellflower over the next 10 years.”

Mayra Ochiqui
City Clerk
City of Bellflower

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City of Palm Desert

Districting

“Tripepi Smith was a critical partner in executing this work. Their website acumen and skills across print and digital mediums, meeting planning and facilitation, video production and Spanish language translation served the City well and kept up with the fast pace of this critical project.”

David Hermann
Public Information Officer
City of Palm Desert

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County of Santa Barbara

Districting

“Our Independent Commission was dedicated to fulfilling the mission that the voters called for when they adopted Measure G. I thank my fellow Commissioners for all their hard work, and I thank the expert consultants like Tripepi Smith who worked side by side with us to connect to Santa Barbara County communities. The results speak for themselves. Everyone has a voice at the table.”

Glenn Morris
Commission Chair
County of Santa Barbara

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City of Grover Beach

Districting

“We knew we could rely on our trusted consultants, Tripepi Smith, to educate the public and empower residents to make their voices heard throughout this important process. The success of their outreach efforts is evident in the 40 maps received from the public and we appreciate Tripepi Smith’s diligent efforts to engage the community in adopting district lines that will shape the future of the City Council for the next 10 years.”

Matthew Bronson
City Manager
City of Grover Beach

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City of Manteca

Districting

“I want to thank the Tripepi Smith team for all their hard work and support on this important project. Tripepi Smith’s outreach and engagement work empowered our community members to participate in the district formation process, and their project management skills greatly helped our City staff complete this process within a tight timeline.”

Olivia Nashed
Assistant City Clerk
City of Manteca

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What We Can Help With

Plan community meetings to maximize engagement and productive conversation.

Facilitate in-person or Zoom meetings and workshops, including recordings.

Develop compelling visuals to inform the public about this complicated process.

Manage your social media outreach.

Write and distribute press releases to community groups and local media.

Create and update a bilingual redistricting website/subpages.