2021 Redistricting Process - How You Can Help Shape Lake County's Future
Updated December 15, 2021: Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their District lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the Redistricting process by holding Public Hearings and/or Workshops and doing public outreach, including to non-English-speaking communities.
The maps you help us create will define Lake County's 5 District borders, and these new County districts will determine how you elect your Lake County Supervisors in the next 10 years.
The primary goal when redrawing Election Districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history, as well as geographical considerations. So, we need to hear from you:
What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?
Share your thoughts, submit a map, or attend a public hearing to be involved in this process!
- August 31, 2021
Public Hearing Number 1, Intro to the Process
Special BOS Meeting - Timed item for 10 am
August 31, 2021 Meeting Slides (PDF)
Public Hearing Number 1
- October 2, 2021
Public Hearing Number 2, Communities of Interest
Special BOS Meeting at 10 am
October 2, 2021 Meeting Slides (PDF)
Public Hearing Number 2
- November 2, 2021
Public Hearing Number 3, Draft Maps Presented
BOS Meeting, Timed Item for 6 pm
November 2, 2021 Meeting Slides (PDF)
Public Hearing Number 3
- November 30, 2021
Public Hearing Number 4, Adoption of Final Map
Special BOS Meeting, Timed Item at 10 am
English: Public Hearing Number 4
- December 14, 2021
Additional Meeting, Adoption of Final Map
BOS Meeting, Timed Item for 9:35 am
English: 6.3 Video (Resolution Adopting Final District Boundaries)
- Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Documents (PDF)
- What is Redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring each board member represents about the same number of constituents. In Lake County, the Board of Supervisors is responsible for drawing Supervisorial Districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is typically released around March 31, 2021. For the County of Lake, the Redistricting process must be completed by December 15, 2021.
- Why does Redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a District for the purpose of electing a Board Member. The Board of Supervisors will seek your input in selecting the next district map for our Supervisorial Districts. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Supervisors how you think District boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. You can email Lake County staff to find out more about how the process works.
- What do our existing Supervisorial Districts look like?
View a map of Lake County's current Supervisorial Districts.
- What criteria will our Board of Supervisors use when drawing District lines?
To the extent possible, District lines will be adopted using the following criteria:
- Geographically contiguous districts (each supervisorial district should share a common border with the next)
- The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division
- The geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division
- Easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.)
- Lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness
Boundaries will not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
- How will our Board of Supervisors notify the public about redistricting?
The Board of Supervisors will reach out to local media (LakeCoNews and the Record-Bee) to publicize the Redistricting process. We will also make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the Redistricting process.
Public Hearings will be provided in applicable languages if residents email a request in advance to Lake County staff.
The Board of Supervisors will notify the public about Redistricting Public Hearings, post maps online before adoption, and maintain this dedicated web page for all relevant information about the Redistricting process.
- How can I get involved?
The Board of Supervisors will be holding Public Hearings at the Lake County Courthouse (255 N Forbes Street, Lakeport, CA 95453 in the Board Chambers) to receive Public Input on where District lines should be drawn.
In-person participation will be facilitated to the maximum extent practical, considering COVID-19 precautions, and electronic participation will be available via Zoom (accessible by landline or mobile phone and/or any internet-connective device).
- What is the final statutory deadline for the Redistricting process to be completed?
The final statutory deadline for the Redistricting process to be complete is on December 15, 2021. The County of Lake intends to culminate our process on November 30th, with the adoption of the final map.