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County Redistricting Public Meeting April 20
 
Over the next few weeks, the County of San Diego’s Redistricting Advisory Committee will convene in each of the County’s five districts in a series of public meetings. The meetings will give residents an opportunity to learn about County redistricting and voice their ideas.

At each meeting, County staff will present an overview of the County’s redistricting process, including the laws, principles and timelines that guide it. The presentation will review population and demographic data and will explain how the public can submit redistricting plans, give suggestions and stay involved using the County’s redistricting website.

The meetings are also opportunities for residents to address the Redistricting Advisory Committee with suggestions, plans and information about your community.

The district meeeting for Chula Vista will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 276 Fourth Avenue.

Additionally, from now until May 9, members of the public can submit proposed plans for one or more of the County’s five supervisorial districts. In County redistricting, a “plan” means a set of data that assigns Census tracts or blocks to a particular district. 2010 Census data for building these plans is now online, along with detailed instructions, definitions and submission guidelines.

The County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee is the citizen’s panel charged with gathering public opinion on how to adjust the County’s supervisorial district boundaries to balance their populations. Such balancing is required by law every ten years following the Census. Ultimately, the Committee must recommend no more than three proposed redistricting plans to the Board of Supervisors. The Board will adopt a final redistricting plan that takes effect in early September.

Please visit the County’s redistricting website at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/redistricting for more information.

Also, a one-page flier with general redistricting information is posted online at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/redistricting/Resource_documents/RedistrictingInfoFlier.pdf.

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