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File #: 21-0809    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Communication Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/29/2021 In control: Executive Office
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Explanation of Three Possible Methodologies for the Redistricting Process; and Direction to Staff to (1) Establish a Staff-Based Advisory Commission or (2) Appoint a Citizen Independent Redistricting Commission or (3) Appoint a Hybrid Redistricting Commission (Sponsors: Executive Office and County Counsel)
Sponsors: County Counsel
Attachments: 1. Redistricting Timeline, 2. Redistricting Memo, 3. 06-22-21 Staff Memo
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TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Executive Office and County Counsel
MEETING DATE: July 13, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Steve Dunnicliff
PHONE:
463-4441
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Charlotte Scott
PHONE:
234-6885


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 30 min.


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Including Explanation of Three Possible Methodologies for the Redistricting Process; and Direction to Staff to (1) Establish a Staff-Based Advisory Commission or (2) Appoint a Citizen Independent Redistricting Commission or (3) Appoint a Hybrid Redistricting Commission
(Sponsors: Executive Office and County Counsel)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Direct staff to (1) establish a staff-based advisory commission or (2) appoint a citizen independent redistricting commission or (3) appoint a hybrid redistricting commission.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
On June 22, 2021, the Board directed staff to begin work on a website for public outreach and return on July 13, 2021 with a proposal for the composition of an advisory committee that may include members of the community.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Redistricting is a process that takes place every ten years, when census data becomes available. There are three possible methodologies for the redistricting process: an Advisory Committee (which provides recommendations to the Board and receives direction from Board), an Independent Commission (a body, other than the Board that is empowered to adopt the district boundaries) or a Hybrid Commission (a body that recommends 2 or more maps to the Board which the Board must adopt without modification). Based on Board direction from June 22, 2021, staff understands the Board is interested in the Advisory Committee option and a proposal for how it can utilize members of the public. In 2011, Mendocino County relied on a community-based Advisory Committee. In the two prior redistricting processes, Mendocino County reli...

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