County Board to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Supervisorial District Boundaries

The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors is holding a second public hearing to consider draft supervisorial district boundaries. The meeting will be held no earlier than 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16. 

Draft maps of boundaries were submitted to the Board by the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission at a special joint meeting on Nov. 2. Members of the public, community organizations, and government entities provided input by submitting over 200 pieces of community of interest testimony, draft maps, and public comments during the first three months of the redistricting process.

“We’re extremely grateful for the work of the Advisory Redistricting Commission and for the many community members and organizations that have contributed to developing the draft maps,” said County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors President, Mike Wasserman. “Redistricting is a complex process, however, at the core of our Democracy is the promise that one person is equal to one vote. We are committed to deciding on fair and equitable maps that deliver on that promise.”

The draft yellow, purple, and EE 2.0 maps for Board consideration can be viewed at
www.sccgov.org/2021redistricting.

The community is invited to weigh in on the maps during the public comment portion of the item during the Nov. 16 meeting at https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/92009711587. People can also submit written comments by email at [email protected].

Every 10 years, the County of Santa Clara draws new supervisorial district lines based on the updated Census data. District boundaries must take into consideration topography, geography, cohesiveness, contiguousness, compactness of territory, and communities of interest.

Per state law, the Board must adopt an updated map by Dec. 15, and the map must be in place before the next election cycle so that candidates and voters know in which district they reside.

To learn more about the County’s redistricting process, visit the redistricting website at www.sccgov.org/2021redistricting. People can also email the redistricting team at [email protected] to join the email distribution list to receive updates.  

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