Tuesday Jan 25 2011
Placer County moves to change Supes district boundaries
By: Journal Staff Report
Under the direction of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer County staff will begin redistricting work on the five supervisorial districts in the county. Redistricting is based on U.S. census data collected every 10 years. The census was last done in 2010. The board provided direction to staff to evaluate existing boundaries and develop options for adjustments to reflect population growth that has occurred. Since 2000, Placer County’s population has grown by nearly 100,000 to 330,000, with most of the growth in the Roseville and Lincoln areas. “This redistricting is done so that each supervisorial district has equal population,” said County Executive Officer Thomas Miller. “This ensures that each area of our very diverse county is equally represented.” The board approved a redistricting process that was similar to 10 years ago. The work is expected to be completed by September. The public will have an opportunity to comment on any proposed changes when they are discussed by the 14 advisory councils. In addition, there will be opportunities for comment at the board workshops and at a board hearing. – Journal Staff Report ------------------------------------------- Steps to redistricting: · March 30: U.S. census data is made available; · April: Analysis of Census data/population by district; · May: Develop alternatives; · May/June: Board of Supervisors workshop, consideration of initial alternatives; · June/July: Community input/Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) review; · August: Board of Supervisors workshop; and · August/ September: Board of Supervisors public hearing/adoption of revised boundaries.