Thank you for visiting the Santa Cruz County 2021 Redistricting webpage. The purpose of this webpage, which went live in May 2021, was to provide one location where residents could find information on and participate in the redistricting process of supervisorial district lines for Santa Cruz County.
The 2021 Redistricting process began with a report to the Board of Supervisors on February 23, 2021, and the appointment of an Advisory Redistricting Commission shortly after. All reports to the Board can be found under the Meetings & Hearings tab. This tab also contains agendas, minutes, and videos of all meetings held by the Advisory Redistricting Commission, Public Workshops, and Public Hearings held by the Board of Supervisors. Meetings were made accessible virtually and in person whenever possible and translation services were available when requested.
During the entire redistricting process, we worked to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act and new State laws enacted in 2019 and 2020 which were designed to encourage public participation and increase transparency in the process. In addition to Public Workshops and public input gathered at meetings, participation was encouraged through to early availability of tools to capture information on communities of interest. More information on Communities of interest and public engagement efforts can be found under the Communities of Interest tab.
After several Advisory Redistricting Commission meetings, four Public Workshops, and four Public Hearings, the 2021 Redistricting process concluded with the adoption of final maps for redistricting on November 16, 2021, which can be viewed under the Mapping & Data tab. This tab also contains information on the 2020 Census data used in creating final maps.
The purpose of the webpage now is to serve as a recordkeeping tool documenting the efforts and outcomes of the redistricting process. State law requires that this webpage be made available to the public for 10 years. Information on the 2031 Redistricting process will be added to the Resources tab as it becomes available.