Board of Supes to Decide Redistricting Process on Tuesday

Public Workshops to be Held Later This Month

By Allen Payton, Publisher

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors will finalize the process for obtaining public input in this year’s decennial redistricting process, at its regular meeting, Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Every 10 years, based on the new census data, the Supervisors get to redraw their own district lines. This year, unlike 10 years ago, they are seeking greater public input in the process. A variety of public workshops will be held the last two weeks of May throughout the county, at least two in each supervisorial district.

To date, eight plans have been submitted for review, including four concept maps by county staff, one by Dan Borenstein of the Contra Costa Times, and three by the Contra Costa Citizens Redistricting Task Force. However, only the staff’s four plans and the Borenstein/Times plan have been included for display and discussion at the public workshops.

The task force is seeking inclusion of their Plan A2, which can be viewed along with the staff’s plans and supporting data, at the county’s redistricting website at It is the only plan submitted so far, that keeps 18 of the 19 cities and 52 of the 53 Census Designated Places whole. Only Concord, the county’s largest city, is split. See the map above.

In addition, county staff led by Director of the Department of Conservation & Development, Catherine Kutsuris and Principal Planner Patrick Roche, have created a mapping tool for anyone to use, who would like to create their own maps, for submission and consideration during the process. That also is available on the county’s redistricting website.

The agenda item for Tuesday’s meeting is D1 and will be heard at 1:00 p.m. The agenda can be viewed by clicking here.

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CCCRTF CCCBOS Plan A2 map & pop #’s


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