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File #: 21-0335    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to Establish 2021 Redistricting Commission
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 4/14/2021 In control: Administrative Office
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 21-119
Title: 1. Adopt Resolution establishing the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission; and 2. Approve the application period for the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission to occur from April 27, 2021 through May 14, 2021 and direct staff to post vacancies and authorize staff to accept applications.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Resolution No. 21-119, 3. Advisory Redistricting Commission Member Application, 4. Additional Information
DATE: April 27, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Jean M. Rousseau, County Administrative Officer

SUBJECT: Resolution to Establish 2021 Redistricting Commission

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Adopt Resolution establishing the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission; and
2. Approve the application period for the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission to occur from April 27, 2021 through May 14, 2021 and direct staff to post vacancies and authorize staff to accept applications.
REPORT
The intent of the redistricting process is to equalize, as closely as possible, the population in each Supervisorial District. The recommended action will authorize the creation of the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission as directed by your Board on April 13, 2021. The commission will be comprised of eleven members to complete the redistricting project. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may deny the recommended action in which case you will need to either form one of the other two options for a redistricting commission, hybrid or independent, or complete the redistricting process without a commission.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. The committee members will be volunteers and there is no funding available to provide reimbursement for meals and mileage.

DISCUSSION:

Redistricting is the process by which Supervisorial District boundaries are drawn every ten years to ensure each district has an equal number of residents. In adopting new Supervisorial Districts, the Board must comply with the requirements of the United States and California Constitutions, the federal Voting Rights Act, and the California Elections Code. On April 13, 2021, your Board directed staff to return with a resolution to establish an Advisory Redistricting Commission. The composition of the Commission and recommended selection of the Commission members is as follows:

1. Composition
a. The Commi...

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