Every ten years, county districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each board member represents about the same number of constituents. In Calaveras, the Board of Supervisors is responsible for drawing supervisorial districts.
The 2020 Census information is coming available. The link for their main page:
How can I get involved?
The Board of Supervisors will be holding hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. The Supervisors will be conducting Pre-Draft Map Public Workshops:
- 9/1/2021, Valley Springs, Jenny Lind Veteran’s Hall, 6:00 p.m., focusing on Burson, Jenny Lind, Valley Springs, and surrounding areas. Supervisors Gary Toganelli (District 1) and Ben Stopper (District 5) will be hosting.
- 9/3/2021, Copperopolis, Courthouse at Town Square, 6:00 p.m., focusing on Copperopolis and surrounding areas. Supervisors Amanda Folendorf (District 4) and Ben Stopper (District 5) will be hosting.
- 9/8/2021, Murphys, Ironstone Vineyards, 6:00 p.m., focusing on communities along the Highway 4 Corridor. Supervisors Merita Callaway (District 3) and Amanda Folendorf (District 4) will be hosting.
- 9/9/2021, Mokelumne Hill, Town Hall, 6:00 p.m., focusing on Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, San Andreas, and surrounding areas. Supervisors Gary Toganelli (District 1) and Jack Garamendi (District 2) will be hosting.
You can also provide your input to the county by using this online tool.
There will be additional Post-Draft hearings soliciting public comment on the proposed draft maps. Dates to be determined.
The current supervisory districts can be found here: https://bos.calaverasgov.us/Supervisors/Supervisorial-Districts
What criteria will our Board of Supervisors use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each supervisorial district should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
Where can I find out more?
The County maintains a webpage on the County’s redistricting process here.