Sacramento County has made available on its Redistricting Draft Maps webpage
the final draft map. The final draft map
is a result of the Board of Supervisors’ direction on revisions to the earlier draft maps presented at its Nov. 2, 16 and 17 Board meetings, as well as public input.
The map is still in draft form, as Sacramento County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) team will be responsible for proofing the district lines submitted by the Board and comparing it to the district lines, Census blocks and legal boundary descriptions for all jurisdictions in Sacramento County, including cities. This is to ensure all areas of the County are assigned to a Supervisorial district and the proposed revisions follow existing district exterior boundaries.
The Board of Supervisors will adopt the final map at its Dec. 7 Board meeting at 2 p.m.
If the GIS team finds any discrepancies from a district’s legal boundary or a census block that may have been inadvertently omitted from the draft map, revisions will be documented and made, and the revised map would be made available for public review by Nov. 30, allowing time for the public to review prior to adoption on Dec. 7.
Every ten years, following the Census count, the resulting census data is used to geographically define electoral districts, at all levels of government, through a process called redistricting. Redistricting ensures that each of the electoral district boundaries have about the same number of people and comply with the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Redistricting is important because it determines which neighborhoods and communities will be grouped together for the purposes of electing a Board member.