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Get Your Voice Heard!: Redistricting Commission Holding Final Public Workshop Tonight

The following is a press release issued by the County of Mendocino:

Mendocino County’s current district boundaries [Graphic from the County of Mendocino]

The five member Community-based Advisory Redistricting Commission (ARC) will hold its’ last public workshop on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 6:15 pm. The deadline to receive draft maps from the public was October 29, 2021. On Wednesday, the ARC will consider additional draft maps based on community input on redistricting criteria and narrow maps for recommendation to the Board of Supervisors during Redistricting Hearing #3 on November 9, 2021.

Upcoming meeting and deadlines regarding redistricting:

  • November 4th – Staff to publish 2-4 draft maps
  • November  9th  –  Regular  Board  of  Supervisors  Meeting,  Redistricting  Hearing  #3  –  ARC Chair  and  Staff  present  draft  maps  to  BOS  and  BOS  to  identify  preferred  map with  any  requested changes – approx. time 1:30 pm
  • November 11th – Publish final map to be considered by the Board of Supervisors
  • November  18th  –  Special  Meeting  set  of  Board  of  Supervisors,  Redistricting  Hearing  #4  –BOS to approve final map- approximate time 1:00 pm
  • December 7th – Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting, Redistricting Hearing #5  – Introduce Ordinance adopting final maps
  • December  14th –  Regular  Board  of  Supervisors  Meeting,    2nd  reading  of  the  Ordinance  adopting final maps

Public comment on communities of interest for redistricting is important because it determines which neighborhoods and communities will be grouped together for the purposes of electing member of the Board of Supervisors by district. Residents have the opportunity to provide input on what kind of boundaries should be drawn to best represent their community.

The public may submit testimony in the following ways:

For more information on this process, visit: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/executive-office/redistricting.

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