Supervisors To Hold Public Hearing Before Approving Final Redistricting Map

The Placer County Board of Supervisors will hold a final public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 11 prior to approving a final redistricting map for the county. Public comments on the proposed final map will be received at 10 a.m. during the regularly scheduled board meeting, which begins at 9 a.m.

As required by state law, the board members are realigning district boundaries to reflect population changes reported in the 2010 census.

Creating new districts with roughly equal populations is complicated in Placer County because it is a long and narrow county with few residents at the east end and its largest cities at the opposite end. However, because of the extensive public outreach program directed by the Board of Supervisors, the process has been largely free of controversy.

The current 5th Supervisorial District, which includes the mountainous sections of Placer County, North Lake Tahoe, and areas north of Bell Road in the Auburn area has grown more slowly than the other four districts and in some areas, had decreased population. To bring the District 5 population into parity, the City of Auburn is being moved to the 5th District from the 3rd District. Additionally, the cities of Lincoln, Roseville and Rocklin have experienced extensive growth in the last 10 years, while Loomis and Auburn have had limited growth, creating the need for other boundary line adjustments.

The proposed sizes of supervisorial districts are:

· District One: 72,499 residents, 20.81 percent of the county’s total population (Represented by Sup. Jack Duran);

· District Two: 67,917 residents, 19.49 percent (Represented by Sup. Robert Weygandt);

· District Three: 68,730 residents, 19.73 percent (Represented by Sup. Jim Holmes);

· District Four: 72,544 residents, 20.82 percent (Represented by Sup. Kirk Uhler); and

· District Five: 66,742 residents, 19.15% (Represented by Sup. Jennifer Montgomery).

The Board of Supervisors meeting will take place at the County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Ave. in Auburn.

Maps and additional information about redistricting are available on the Placer County website, or by contacting the Board of Supervisors office at 530-889-4010.