Contra Costa holding week of redistricting workshops through Oct. 28

Contra Costa holding week of redistricting workshops through Oct. 28CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 24, 2021) — Redistricting is the once-a-decade process of redrawing the boundaries for Supervisorial districts. As part of that process, the County has scheduled public workshops this week through Thursday, Oct. 28.

Community Redistricting Workshops provide background on the Redistricting Process. Officials will present potential Supervisorial district boundary changes (map alternatives), answer questions, and receive community input. You can access all workshops via Zoom. Based on COVID-19 health protocols, in person workshops may change to virtual only workshops.

Schedule for week of Oct. 25-28

Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Supervisor Karen Mitchoff (District 4) hosts Community Redistricting Workshop Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 District 4 Workshop Zoom Link

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Supervisors Diane Burgis & Federal Glover (Districts 3 and 5) hosts virtual Community Redistricting Workshop

East County Workshop Zoom Link

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Supervisor John Gioia (District 1) hosts Community Redistricting Workshop San Pablo City Hall, 1000 Gateway Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806

District 1 Workshop Zoom Link

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Supervisor Federal Glover (District 5) hosts virtual Community Redistricting Workshop District 5 Workshop Zoom Link

How does redistricting work?

Redistricting is the regular process of adjusting the lines of voting districts in response to accordance with population shifts within the County. Every ten years, after the decennial census, supervisorial districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process is important in ensuring that each Supervisor represents about the same number of people.

Redistricting uses data from the U.S. Census. The Census Bureau released the 2020 data in legacy format on August 12, 2021.  The actual drawing of Supervisorial District Maps requires the official California State Adjusted Redistricting data. They released this information September 20, 2021. It includes updated data to ensure counting of individuals in the prison population by each jurisdiction.

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