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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] CA Redistricting Updates for LA County & Malibu

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CA Redistricting process Updates

Once every 10 years after the US Census, political boundaries are redrawn for elective offices including LA County Supervisorial Districts, California’s Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts. People and organizations are invited to give their input about where boundaries should be drawn based on "communities of interest," which share common social and economic interests that should be included within a single district for fair representation. Learn more about Redistricting on the California Redistricting Commission's (CRC) website.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION – COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST PUBLIC HEARING – SEPT. 29, 6:30 PM

The California Redistricting process is underway, so join the next Communities of Interest Special Meeting, Public Hearing for Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 4, which includes Malibu, Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 PM. Join the meeting virtually, or in-person at the Clifton M. Brakensiek  Library, 9945 Flower Street, Bellflower, CA 90706. The meeting agenda, background information and viewing and public commenting instructions are on the CRC website.

MAPPING SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO HELP THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATE IN REDSTRICTING

The County is providing a free, web-based, mapping software so that individuals and community groups can participate in the redistricting process. The software is for preparing and submitting Redistricting Plans for the CA Redistricting Commission’s consideration. The software will be refined to include additional features such as sharing plans among users. For more information and to download, visit: https://redistricting.lacounty.gov/mapping-software/.

Background

In 2016, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 958, requiring Los Angeles County to assemble the CRC following the Federal census. The role of the CRC is to draw the boundary lines of the five single-member, supervisorial districts of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors by December 15, 2021. The CRC is to be independent from the influence of the Board of Supervisors. 

At the local level, periodic redistricting can help to:

  • Ensure our County's diverse population and communities have opportunities to have their voices heard
  • Enable voters to elect representatives of their choosing and not draw Supervisorial Districts in such a way as to dilute fair opportunities
  • Have Supervisors be responsive to the preferences and needs of residents through public policies to improve lives

This redistricting process is also important to:

  • Rebalance district populations so they are reasonably equal in population
  • Establish districts that are geographically contiguous, while considering topography, geography, cohesiveness, contiguity, integrity, compactness of territory, and community of interest of the Supervisorial Districts

For more information, visit the CA Redistricting Commission website.

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