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Redistricting Advisory Committee Sets Schedule

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March 9, 2011

The County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee on Tuesday approved a schedule of public meetings, including evening meetings in each of the County’s five supervisorial districts in April and May. These meetings are an opportunity for the public to participate in the County’s redistricting process.

A complete schedule of meeting dates, locations and times is now available on the County’s redistricting website.

Video of all Redistricting Advisory Committee meetings will be posted on this website. The public can now view past meetings there, including Tuesday’s. Residents can also watch future meetings live on the website via streaming video. (Note: Only meetings held at the County Administration Center, but not those held in the supervisorial districts, will stream live).

The redistricting website is designed to be a one-stop resource for members of the public interested in the County’s 2011 redistricting process.

The website is continually updated, and residents can visit the site to subscribe to be notified by e-mail when new content is posted. All Redistricting Advisory Committee meetings, agendas, minutes, and proposed redistricting plans will be posted to the website.

The Redistricting Advisory Committee is a citizen’s panel charged with gathering public input and making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding redistricting.

State law requires the Board of Supervisors to adjust the boundaries of the County’s five supervisorial districts every ten years to balance their populations, based on the federal census.

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 take effect in early September.


         

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