Posted on September 13, 2021 at 6:20 pm by Clay Curtin
Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach. San Mateo County is asking for your help to plan and draw new County districts.
The finalized maps will help create and define the five San Mateo County district borders and these new districts will impact how you elect your Supervisors for the next 10 years.
The primary goal when developing election districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements.
The County wants to hear:
- Your story
- Define your neighborhood or community of interest
- Explain why redistricting is relevant to your community
- Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all five districts
- Share your opinions of the draft maps
- Talk to your neighbors and local organizations