Submit Community of Interest Public Comments and Maps
Help shape the future of San Luis Obispo County’s Supervisorial Districts
Every ten years, U.S. Census data is used to redraw San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor district boundaries. This ensures the districts are balanced for changes in population. The Board of Supervisors wants to hear from you on how these boundaries should be drawn. Complete this form to tell the Commission about your community of interest – keeping communities of interest together is a high-ranking criteria in the redistricting process.
What is a Community of Interest?
A Community of Interest is a group of people in the same geographically definable area who share common social and economic interests. Some examples of Communities of Interest are:
- Senior citizens
- LGBTQIA+ communities
- College students living near campus
- People who live downtown or in a neighborhood
- Dog park community
- Residents who share a common language
- People that use the same transportation systems
What criteria will help the Board of Supervisors understand the importance of your community in the redistricting process?
When documenting your community it is important to address the following questions to assist the Board of Supervisors in the redistricting process:
- Does your community have a shared culture, characteristics, or bond?
- Is your community geographic in nature? Is your community able to be mapped? Is there density within your community?
- Describe your community’s relationship with the County and how it is affected by policy decisions made by the Board of Supervisors.
The public can submit any testimony, but it is important to remember that your input can be best used if it addresses all three of these questions. In addition to submitting the form below, the public may submit maps of communities of interest using the District-R mapping tool or may submit testimony in the following ways:
County Administrative Office, 1055 Monterey Street, Suite D340, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Attn: Redistricting
Call 805-781-1085 to make an appointment with staff or provide public comment at Board hearings or workshops (see schedule)
We want to hear from you!
Please fill out the form below to let us know about your community of interest group. We want to hear from you and make sure your interests are considered during the redistrciting process. If you would like to be added to our email list please subscribe to your mail list (remember to check the "redistricting" topic)
Community of Interest Form
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