February 18, 2010
State law requires the County Board of Supervisors to adjust the boundaries of the County’s five supervisorial districts every ten years to balance the populations, based on the federal census. The 2010 census data will be released at the end of March.
Adjustments to the district boundaries may change the supervisorial district in which a resident lives.
The Board has appointed a Redistricting Advisory Committee to help gather public opinion. The Committee's first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 310 of the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 92101.
At this initial organizational meeting, the Committee is expected to schedule a series of public meetings, including at least one in each of the five supervisorial districts. Wednesday’s full agenda is posted at the County Administration Center and on the County's new redistricting website.
The website also includes answers to frequently-asked questions about redistricting, and many other resources. The site will be continually updated and members of the public can subscribe to be notified by e-mail of the updates.
Those who cannot attend the public meetings can use the redistricting website to submit input and proposed redistricting plans for the Committee to consider. The public should check the website for schedules and redistricting plan requirements.
In June, the Committee will prepare a report to the Board that will include up to three proposed redistricting plans. The Board will hold its own public hearing, followed by introduction and adoption of a redistricting plan that will be effective in early September.
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