Frequently Asked Questions
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Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person living in the United States. The latest Decennial Census was conducted in 2020. The census provides a snapshot of how many people there are and where they live. Following the Decennial Census, Los Angeles County must divide its population into five reasonably equal Supervisorial Districts. This is called redistricting.
As United States citizens, we have the privilege and right to elect our own representatives. As the County’s population grows, the Supervisorial boundaries must be adjusted to account for shifts in population and demographics to ensure that voters in each Supervisorial District have an equal voice in electing their representatives. The elected representatives 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.
The State of California Citizens Redistricting Commission is a completely separate entity. It is charged with drawing the district lines of the House of Representatives districts, 40 Senate districts, 80 Assembly districts, and 4 Board of Equalization districts.
The work of the Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) will only affect the boundary lines of the five Supervisorial Districts in Los Angeles County.
Redistricting will not directly affect anyone financially. Redistricting is important to ensure the Board of Supervisors reflects the County’s diverse population and geography. The Supervisorial Districts can shape a community’s ability to elect the representative of their choice.
Individuals applied to serve on the CRC. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) screened and evaluated the applications to ensure they met the legal requirements and developed a pool of 60 most qualified applicants.
The Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller randomly drew the names of 8 Commissioners: 1 from each Supervisorial District and 3 from the remaining pool. The 8 Commissioners then met between December 14, 2020, and December 28, 2020; evaluated the remaining 52 qualified applications; developed a slate of 6 additional Commissioners; and approved the 6 additional Commissioners, resulting in a total of 14 CRC Commissioners.
The Commissioners represent diverse professional, demographic, and experience backgrounds.
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Because of COVID-19 and for the safety of the public, the CRC meetings are held virtually. The regular CRC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. More dates may be added.
For more information about the CRC meetings, please click on the button below:
Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Ph.D., Executive Director
Mail correspondence to:
Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission
c/o KH Consulting Group
P.O. Box 56447
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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The CRC website has a link so you can conveniently submit your input. Input can also be provided by email, telephone, or correspondence throughout this redistricting process. Please click the button below:
Information about submitting a Redistricting Plan is available by clicking the button below:
The CRC Commissioners will adopt the Final Redistricting Plan; a 9/14 vote of the CRC is required. Once finalized, the CRC will file the Final Redistricting Plan with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Unless the Final Redistricting Plan is subject to a referendum petition, it will take effect 30 days after it is filed.
Yes, public input will be encouraged at CRC meetings through December 2021.
The CRC website has a link so you can conveniently submit your input. Input can also be provided by email, telephone, or correspondence throughout this redistricting process.
For more information about public input, please click the button below:
No. The County Charter requires five Supervisorial Districts. A voter-approved Charter amendment would be required to change the number of districts.
To access the Supervisorial District map, click the button below:
To access the list of Unicorporated Areas, Cities within Los Angeles County or The Community Areas within the City of Los Angeles, click the buttons below:
The Redistricting Plans submitted can be seen by clicking on the button below:
In the past, public libraries have been a good option for accessing the internet. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, all public libraries are closed.
You can reach out to various community groups that are actively engaged in the redistricting process. Through them, you can have your voice heard.
Once the public libraries reopen, the public will have internet access at all County Public Libraries to use the County’s redistricting mapping software. Extended internet access time specifically for visiting or working on the redistricting website will be permitted at the following locations:
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