Redistricting

Why is redistricting important? 

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a supervisorial district for purposes of electing a Board of Supervisor member. Our independent redistricting commission, made up of members of the public, are responsible for redrawing the next district map for our supervisorial districts. You have an opportunity to share how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

What criteria will be used when drawing district lines? 

District lines will be adopted using the following criteria in order of priority:

  1. Each district shall be reasonably equal in total resident population to the other districts, except where deviation is required to comply with the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 or allowable by law.
  2. Districts shall comply with the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
  3. Districts shall be geographically contiguous.
  4. The geographic integrity of city, local neighborhood, or community of interest shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
  5. To the extent practicable, and where it does not conflict with numbers 1-4 above, districts shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness.

Besides the above criteria, districts shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against an incumbent, political candidate, or political party.

General Public Comment

You may provide live public comments on the day of any Board hearing or redistricting public workshop.  You may also submit  general public comment by emaling [email protected] or by submitting your comment using our online form. 

Submit Public Comment

Submit Proposed Maps

You may submit proposed district maps or Community of Interest maps using the District-R mapping tool or by emailing [email protected].  You may also submit comments regarding a Community of Interest by completing our online form.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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