Placer County Redistricting Commission to hold first public meeting June 24

Published on June 17, 2021

The once-a-decade process of revising Placer County’s supervisorial district boundaries gets underway June 24 with the first in a series of public meetings with an Advisory Redistricting Commission.

The Placer County Advisory Redistricting Commission, which is set to consider amendments to the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts later this year, will host a public meeting at 10:10 a.m. on June 24 at the Community Development Resource Agency in North Auburn.

Members of the commission are hoping to receive input from the public before they receive final 2020 Census population data, expected in September. District lines can shape a community’s ability to elect the representative of their choice.

Full meeting details are available on the Redistricting Placer website, here.

Last month Placer County launched the Redistricting Placer interactive website, a roadmap for how residents can participate in redrawing Placer’s supervisorial district boundaries to reflect population changes reported in the 2020 Census.

“Public participation is essential to ensure the redistricting commission members are aware of our residents’ input as they are shaping district maps,” said Placer County Assistant County Executive Officer Jane Christenson. “I strongly encourage everyone to join the process of redrawing our district maps by attending a public meeting or visiting our Redistricting Placer website.”

Residents are invited to join Redistricting Placer presentations at upcoming city council presentations in Auburn, Rocklin, Lincoln and Loomis, as well as future subregional informational meetings later this summer. Visit the Redistricting Placer’s full calendar web page for meeting details, here.

Placer County’s redistricting presentation at the City of Roseville’s City Council meeting June 16 is available to watch online, here or below.

Residents can stay up to date on redistricting in Placer County by subscribing to Redistricting Placer informational updates, here.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors in February voted to appoint the Placer County Planning Commission to act as the Advisory Redistricting Commission to draw redistricting maps, which will ultimately be brought forward to the public and Board for formal review and adoption.

The following residents serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission:

●      Samuel Cannon - District 1

●      Nathan Herzog - District 2

●      Anthony DeMattei - District 3

●      Daniel Woodward - District 4

●      Anders Hauge - District 5

●      Larry Sevison - At-Large East of Sierra Crest

●      Richard Johnson - At-Large West of Sierra Crest

Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census. District boundaries for federal, state and local elected offices are redrawn to reflect new population data and shifting populations.

Census data allows county officials to realign supervisorial districts in their counties, accounting for shifts in population growth since the last Census and assuring equal representation for their constituents in compliance with the “one-person, one-vote” principle of the Voting Rights Act.