What is redistricting?
- Every ten years, the Census attempts to count every person living in the United States. The latest Census was conducted in 2010. The Census provides a snapshot of how many people there are and where they live. Following the Census, the County of Los Angeles must attempt to divide its total population as evenly as possible into five Supervisorial Districts. This is called redistricting.
Why is redistricting important?
- As United States citizens, we have the privilege and right to elect our own representatives. As such, as our population grows, the Supervisorial boundaries must be adjusted to ensure that voters in each Supervisorial district have an equal voice in electing their representatives. The representatives we elect, are responsible for public policy and funding decisions that impact the lives of County residents, such as: Law Enforcement, Hospitals, Public Works, Children and Family Services and Public Social Services to name a few.
How will this affect me financially?
- Redistricting will not directly affect anyone financially; however, redistricting may indirectly affect the level of services the County provides residents depending on the Supervisorial District you reside in.
How is the 2011 Los Angeles County Supervisorial Redistricting process different from other Redistricting efforts going on in the State?
- The State of California Citizens Redistricting Commission is completely separate entity, they are charged with drawing the district lines of the House of Representatives districts, 40 Senate districts, 80 Assembly districts, and four Board of Equalization districts. The Los Angeles County Supervisorial Redistricting will only affect the boundary lines of the five Supervisorial Districts in Los Angeles County.
How was the Los Angeles County Boundary Review Committee members selected?
- Each Supervisor nominates two voting members and two alternate members, all of whom are confirmed by the full Board. The Boundary Review Committee members are comprised of individuals with diverse professional and personal backgrounds; for more information about the members, please click here.
Where are the Supervisorial District Boundary Review Committee meetings held?
- Meetings are held at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
What dates are the meetings held?
- Meetings are held on Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m. through July 13, 2011. More dates may be added.
How can I communicate with the Supervisorial District Boundary Review Committee members?
- You can call (213) 974-1432
- Send an e-mail to: CommServ@bos.lacounty.gov
- Mail correspondence to:
Supervisorial District Boundary Review Committee
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street, Room B-50
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Will I still be able to access the website after the Plan submission deadline?
- Yes, the website, including submitted plans, timeline, redistricting data, and public input, will be available at least until adoption of a final redistricting plan.
Who will make the final decision on boundary adjustments?
- The Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles will adopt the final redistricting plan; a 4/5 vote of the Board is required.
What percentage vote is required for the Boundary Review Committee to recommend a redistricting plan to the Board of Supervisors?
- A majority vote (50 percent plus 1) of the Committee’s total membership is required; that is, six of the 10 members.
Will public input be accepted after the deadline for submission of plans?
- Yes, public input will be encouraged at Boundary Review Committee meetings through July 13, 2011, and consistent with hearings before the Board of Supervisors, anticipated to occur in August 2011. Input can also be provided via telephone, email or correspondence throughout this period.
Can plans be submitted with more than five districts?
- No. The County Charter requires five Supervisorial districts. A voter-approved Charter amendment would be required to expand the number of districts.
Where can I find a map of the current Boundaries?
- You can access maps at www.redistricting.lacounty.gov, or by clicking on the links below.
I do not have internet access, how do I get involved?
- You may call (213) 974-1432 or mail inquiries and/or correspondence to: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Room B-50, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
- Additionally, internet access is available at all County Public Libraries to utilize the County’s redistricting mapping software. Extended internet access time specifically for visiting and/or working on the redistricting website will be permitted at the following locations:
East Los Angeles
Angelo M. Iacaboni