Placer County Redistricting Commission continues public meeting to Nov. 10

 Published on Nov. 5, 2021

The Placer County Advisory Redistricting Commission will continue last night’s public meeting to Nov. 10 when it is expected to make a final decision about which supervisorial redistricting map alternative to recommend to the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

Advisory Redistricting Commissioners Anthony DeMattei representing District 3 and Daniel Woodward representing District 4 were absent from the meeting.

The commission, which is set to consider amendments to the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts by the end of this year, voted for a continuance of last night’s meeting and for moving forward with five proposed map alternatives.

The five map alternatives include: Alternative A, Alternative B, Alternative B2, Alternative C2 and Alternative P1-C. These maps are available to view online, here.

The commission will continue its public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn, with staff scheduled to present the Commission’s recommended map alternative to the Placer County Board of Supervisors for consideration on Nov. 30.

The Advisory Redistricting Commission’s meeting last night is available to watch online, here.

District lines can shape residents’ ability to elect the representative of their choice.

Community members are welcome to virtually participate in the upcoming Advisory Redistricting Commission meeting via Zoom. Full meeting details for Nov 10. meeting and staff report are available on the Redistricting Placer website, here.

Since May 11, Placer County launched the Redistricting Placer interactive website, which features interactive redistricting map alternatives, maps submitted by community members, videos, staff reports and further information.

Residents can stay up to date on redistricting in Placer County by subscribing to Redistricting Placer 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 census 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.