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File #: 21-0903    Version: 1 Name: Redistricting Kick-off and Process
Type: CC- Study Session Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: REDISTRICTING PROCESS: DECENNIAL REVIEW OF COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT BOUNDARIES The Fair and Inclusive Redistricting for Municipalities and Political Subdivisions (FAIR MAPS) Act, requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process. Cities with district-based elections are required to update (“redistrict”) the district boundaries every ten years, following the receipt of updated population data from each federal decennial census. Santa Rosa is required to redistrict the Council district boundaries prior to the next City Council election in 2022. Santa Rosa has contracted with Redistricting Partners, LLC, to assist the City in the redistricting process, including working within existing state and federal voting rights laws, the Fair Maps Act and new California statutes on redistricting for cities, and utilizing traditional redistricting criteria, borne out of state and local laws, caselaw, and best practices. Redistricting Partners will work with the City to...
Sponsors: City Clerk, City Attorney
Indexes: Not a Project
Code sections: 15378 - Not a Project
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Presentation
Related files: 21-0486