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File #: 21-0985    Version: 1 Name: Redistricting of County Supervisorial Districts
Type: Agenda Item Status: Morning Session
File created: 9/20/2021 In control: Administrative Office
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Receive presentation on the status of the Redistricting of County Supervisorial Districts.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachment A - Public Outreach Plan, 3. Attachment B - Comparison Data, 4. Additional Information
DATE: October 5, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Jean M. Rousseau, County Administrative Officer

SUBJECT: Redistricting of County Supervisorial Districts

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Receive presentation on the status of the Redistricting of County Supervisorial Districts.
REPORT
The purpose of this agenda item is to provide your Board with an update on the redistricting process, current supervisorial district boundary information, and the criteria that will be used in the development of new County supervisorial district maps.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no viable alternative action as this item has no action.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. Sufficient appropriations were included in the FY 2020-21 Adopted Budget, ORG 2540 - Miscellaneous and Interest Expense and in the FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget. The forecasted cost for the redistricting process is estimated to be approximately $270,000.

DISCUSSION:

The U.S. Constitution requires that everyone residing in the United States be counted every decade. The resulting Census data is used for geographically defining State and local legislative districts. This process is called "redistricting."

According to California Elections Code, following each decennial Federal Census, your Board, using that Census as a basis, shall adjust the boundaries of any or all supervisorial districts of the County so that the districts shall be as nearly equal in population as feasible. Although the County went through a redistricting process back in 2011, the State has made significant statutory reforms to the process via the Fair Maps Act (AB 849), signed into law in 2019 and Local Redistricting (AB 1276), signed into law in 2020.

When redrawing district boundaries, your Board must comply with the requirements of the U.S. Constitution, California Constitution, the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the California Elections Code. These authorit...

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