Click this link to optimize Open City Hall for screen readers Skip to Content
Open City Hall
Opengov

How should the Provo City Council select a new map to update the Council districts?

46 registered responses


Considering the concepts listed above, which ones would be your top priorities in choosing a map? (Required items are not listed) Please select in order of preference.

Average priorities over 46 responses
  1. Keeping areas together that share common interests.

    Communities of interest
  2. West side generally refers to the area west of the freeway. There is not enough population west of the freeway to make a district without including some precincts east of the freeway. Several ideas on what precincts to include are:

    • Grandview area (north)
    • East Bay/Spring Creek, etc. (south/southeast)
    • Parts of Dixon, Franklin, and or Franklin South (central)
    Create westside district
  3. While not a requirement, balancing the number of voters is very challenging when meeting the requirement of balancing the population across districts.

    Balanced number of registered voters
  4. Keeping precincts in the central/downtown area in one district.

    Preserving central/downtown area district
  5. Keeping precincts in southeast Provo in one district.

    Preserving southeast area district
  6. Several precincts in and around Brigham Young University have very large populations and dramatically impact the effort to balance population across districts. These precincts are currently in parts of four different districts, with one district having a much larger college student population than the others.

    Split college student population into multiple districts
  7. Several precincts in and around Brigham Young University have very large populations and dramatically impact the effort to balance population across districts. These precincts are currently in parts of four different districts, with one district having a much larger college student population than the others.

    Have college student population in only 1-2 districts

There is not enough population west of the freeway to make a district without including some precincts east of the freeway. If you think that creating a westside district is a priority, what is your preference for which precincts to add in?

Any other thoughts on a westside district?

Answered
20
Skipped
26

The following maps were selected by the Council to show some of the concepts being considered. Please choose the map(s) you prefer the most. You can view all the maps here: https://oth.opengov.com/production/uploads/portals/258/forum/issue/11680/issue_asset/asset/10159/All_maps.pdf.

Average priorities over 46 responses
  1. Map 34
  2. Map 75
  3. Map 113
  4. Map 28
  5. Map 33
  6. Map 67
  7. Map 64
  8. Map 100
  9. Map 85
  10. Map 93
  11. Map 31

Which map attributes do you like least?

Answered
30
Skipped
16

What do you like best about the map(s) you chose?

Answered
28
Skipped
18

Certain concepts were discussed when reviewing the submitted maps. Please rate the importance of each of each concept in evaluating the City Council District maps (1=not important, 5=very important)?

Preserving central/downtown area district
Response Percent Response Count
1 16.7% 7
2 4.8% 2
3 26.2% 11
4 31.0% 13
5 21.4% 9
Preserving southeast area district
Response Percent Response Count
1 14.3% 6
2 14.3% 6
3 21.4% 9
4 14.3% 6
5 33.3% 14
Balancing number of registered voters
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 2
2 16.7% 7
3 23.8% 10
4 28.6% 12
5 19.0% 8
Splitting college student population across districts
Response Percent Response Count
1 23.8% 10
2 21.4% 9
3 9.5% 4
4 19.0% 8
5 16.7% 7
Grouping by communities of interest
Response Percent Response Count
1 19.0% 8
2 16.7% 7
3 4.8% 2
4 16.7% 7
5 38.1% 16
Creating a westside district
Response Percent Response Count
1 19.0% 8
2 4.8% 2
3 21.4% 9
4 28.6% 12
5 21.4% 9

Are there other criteria you think should be used to evaluate the maps?

Answered
12
Skipped
34

Are there other maps you prefer to the ones that we've selected as the top maps (pick up to three)? See all maps here: https://oth.opengov.com/production/uploads/portals/258/forum/issue/11680/issue_asset/asset/10159/All_maps.pdf See all maps here: https://redistricting.provo.org/report.html

Response Percent Response Count
best 14.3% 1
Big Difference 28.6% 2
BYU and Joaquin get 14.3% 1
lines 14.3% 1
n s 14.3% 1
Plan 3N 14.3% 1
Plan 12 14.3% 1
West Side Represent 14.3% 1

Are you a Provo resident?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 100.0% 46

Do you have any other comments on the redistricting maps or how to choose the final one?

Answered
19
Skipped
27
David Knecht inside District 3
March 17, 2022, 10:45 AM
  • Considering the concepts listed above, which ones would be your top priorities in choosing a map? (Required items are not listed) Please select in order of preference.
    1. West side generally refers to the area west of the freeway. There is not enough population west of the freeway to make a district without including some precincts east of the freeway. Several ideas on what precincts to include are:

      • Grandview area (north)
      • East Bay/Spring Creek, etc. (south/southeast)
      • Parts of Dixon, Franklin, and or Franklin South (central)
      Create westside district
    2. Keeping areas together that share common interests.

      Communities of interest
    3. Keeping precincts in the central/downtown area in one district.

      Preserving central/downtown area district
    4. Keeping precincts in southeast Provo in one district.

      Preserving southeast area district
    5. While not a requirement, balancing the number of voters is very challenging when meeting the requirement of balancing the population across districts.

      Balanced number of registered voters
  • There is not enough population west of the freeway to make a district without including some precincts east of the freeway. If you think that creating a westside district is a priority, what is your preference for which precincts to add in?
    1. Parts of Dixon, Franklin, and/or Franklin South (central)
  • Any other thoughts on a westside district?

    If you are trying to create a "Westside District", then it makes absolutely no sense to include anything east of University Ave.

  • The following maps were selected by the Council to show some of the concepts being considered. Please choose the map(s) you prefer the most. You can view all the maps here: https://oth.opengov.com/production/uploads/portals/258/forum/issue/11680/issue_asset/asset/10159/All_maps.pdf.
    1. Map 75
    2. Map 113
  • Which map attributes do you like least?

    Map 93. It destroys the Central district/community, along with breaking up the South East district.

  • What do you like best about the map(s) you chose?

    Map 75. Besides the reasons listed alongside the map, I would add that this map keeps the 3 SE Neighborhoods together. Spring Creek, Provost and Provost South were all master planned together as the South State Street Corridor. It would be a shame to break up these 3 neighborhoods. This map is the best overall compromise.

  • Certain concepts were discussed when reviewing the submitted maps. Please rate the importance of each of each concept in evaluating the City Council District maps (1=not important, 5=very important)?
    • Preserving central/downtown area district - 1
    • Preserving southeast area district - 2
    • Balancing number of registered voters - 2
    • Splitting college student population across districts - 5
    • Grouping by communities of interest - 1
    • Creating a westside district - 1
  • Are there other criteria you think should be used to evaluate the maps?
    • Keeping neighborhoods together that were General Planned together, like the Provost, Provost South and Spring Creek neighborhoods that make up the South State Street corridor.
  • Are there other maps you prefer to the ones that we've selected as the top maps (pick up to three)? See all maps here: https://oth.opengov.com/production/uploads/portals/258/forum/issue/11680/issue_asset/asset/10159/All_maps.pdf See all maps here: https://redistricting.provo.org/report.html
    • Plan 12
  • Are you a Provo resident?
    • Yes
  • Do you have any other comments on the redistricting maps or how to choose the final one?

    Map 75 and 12 are very similar, but I think I would go with map 12, since it puts the Provo Canyon area in the NE district.

Open City Hall is not a certified voting system or ballot box. As with any public comment process, participation in Open City Hall is voluntary. The responses in this record are not necessarily representative of the whole population, nor do they reflect the opinions of any government agency or elected officials.

Your answers will NOT be saved

This is the form that was used to collect responses. It's here so you can try it and see how it worked when the topic was open.

The topic is now closed, and anything you enter into this form will not be saved.

Sign in and be yourself

Sign in and let others know who you are and what you think. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >

Sign in and be someone

Sign in and let others know what you think. Only OpenGov will know who you are. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >
* required

Be anonymous

Even though your response will be shared with staff, it won’t be shown on this public website so other community members won’t have the opportunity to see it.

Concerned about sharing your contact information with OpenGov?

Read more about privacy >

Read more about privacy >

Open City Hall has two participation channels:

  • The Registered Channel: Sign in before or just after you submit your response. Either way, Community Feedback will show your response on this website.
  • The Unregistered Channel: Don't sign in and remain anonymous. Community Feedback will just share your response with Provo City Council staff.

Note: The first time you sign in, you'll need to register (establish an account on Open City Hall). Registration is free.

The Provo City Council has contracted with Community Feedback to monitor responses shown on this website.

  • To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the Provo City Council restricts the number of responses any one user can post on selected topics. Registration helps Community Feedback enforce this restriction.
  • Users, staff and government leaders often want to know the neighborhood from which a response is posted. Community Feedback uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each response (not the address).
  • If a user posts a response that does not meet the Provo City Council guidelines for civility, Community Feedback uses the user's email address to invite the user to resolve the issue.

Community Feedback will get your contact information. The company is under contract with the Provo City Council to hold it in strict confidence per their privacy policy.

  • Since you'll see your own response on Open City Hall, you'll be able to confirm that your response was posted as you intended.
  • You'll be able to change and/or delete your response as long as the topic is open.

Yes. Sign out, then set your privacy preference to be "No - just show it without my name to staff". You won't need to register.

While no authentication procedure can perfectly detect every fraudulent registration, Community Feedback is able to secure the registered channel against systematic fraud: cases where users submit enough statements with fraudulent registrations to sway the overall interpretation of the feedback.

Community Feedback is unable to secure the unregistered channel against systematic fraud, because unregistered users are anonymous.

Neither the registered nor the unregistered channel represent a certified voting system or ballot box - and that caveat is footnoted on every page of feedback. Instead, both are additional channels for feedback to government.

Users can participate on the registered channel (by signing in) or on the unregistered channel (by remaining anonymous). The Provo City Council offers both channels in order to broaden participation and maximize decision makers' insights.

The registered channel enables users to assure decision makers that their feedback comes from a real person in a specific neighborhood. It also enables users to participate in a public discussion on the website, as well as manage their own response after posting it.

The unregistered channel is for users who want to provide quick feedback without registering, and/or whose privacy concerns would prevent them from participating if required to register. Because many users with valuable insights will only share them anonymously, this channel gives decision makers the option to consider those insights in their deliberations.

OpenGov is a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. The Provo City Council has contracted with OpenGov to administer Open City Hall.

These maps are examples of some of the concepts or themes that arose during Council Member discussions. Definitions for these concepts are listed below. Keep them in mind as you answer the survey.

  • Preserving central/downtown area district - Keeping precincts in the central/downtown area in one district
  • Preserving southeast area district - Keeping precincts in southeast Provo in one district
  • Creation of a west side district - West side generally refers to the area west of the freeway. There is not enough population west of the freeway to make a district without including some precincts east of the freeway. Several ideas on what precincts to include were:
    • Grandview area (north)
    • East Bay/Spring Creek, etc. (south/southeast)
    • Parts of Dixon, Frankln, and/or Franklin South (central)
  • Communities of interest - Keeping areas together that share common interests.
  • Number of registered voters - While not a requirement, balancing the number of voters is very challenging when meeting the requirement of balancing the population across districts.
  • College student population - Several precincts in and around Brigham Young University (BYU) have very large populations and dramatically impact the effort to balance population across districts. These precincts are currently in parts of four different districts, with one district having a much larger college student population than the others.
  • Core preservation - refers to maintaining as much of the existing district in the new boundaries, leading to continuity of representation
  • Compactness (required) - Avoiding snake-like or odd shapes with gaps.
  • Contiguity and balanced population (required by law) were already controlled for in the online mapping too used to submit these maps. 

You can view all the maps here:https://oth.opengov.com/production/uploads/portals/258/forum/issue/11680/issue_asset/asset/10158/Finalist_maps_for_OCH.pdf 

Item Up Down Remove
Item Up Down Remove

While not a requirement, balancing the number of voters is very challenging when meeting the requirement of balancing the population across districts.

Keeping areas together that share common interests.

Several precincts in and around Brigham Young University have very large populations and dramatically impact the effort to balance population across districts. These precincts are currently in parts of four different districts, with one district having a much larger college student population than the others.

West side generally refers to the area west of the freeway. There is not enough population west of the freeway to make a district without including some precincts east of the freeway. Several ideas on what precincts to include are:

  • Grandview area (north)
  • East Bay/Spring Creek, etc. (south/southeast)
  • Parts of Dixon, Franklin, and or Franklin South (central)

Keeping precincts in southeast Provo in one district.

Keeping precincts in the central/downtown area in one district.

Several precincts in and around Brigham Young University have very large populations and dramatically impact the effort to balance population across districts. These precincts are currently in parts of four different districts, with one district having a much larger college student population than the others.


Item Up Down Remove
Item Up Down Remove

No preference


Item Up Down Remove
Item Up Down Remove


1
2
3
4
5
Preserving central/downtown area district
Preserving southeast area district
Balancing number of registered voters
Splitting college student population across districts
Grouping by communities of interest
Creating a westside district
Choose at most 3 options
* required
Check out our guidelines for civility

Fields marked with * are required

Back to Intro