Every 10 years, the City of Santa Clara takes into account population changes reflected in the Census. The City has appointed the Independent Redistricting Commission for the effort to gather public input on the Council district map.
During Redistricting, City Council districts are potentially redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population and represents communities of interest. The City of Santa Clara is hosting meetings to learn about the Redistricting process and how you can ensure your voice is heard to help define a Council map that reflects our community.
Visit the City’s website here for ways to participate as well as information on whether the meetings listed below will be conducted in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid manner.
Upcoming Redistricting Meetings & Public Hearings
- Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, 10 a.m. – Community of Interest meeting/public hearing
- Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, 6 p.m. – Community of Interest meeting/public hearing
- Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, 6 p.m. – Public Hearing
- Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, 10 a.m. – Public Hearing
- Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, 6 p.m. – Public Hearing
- Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, 6 p.m. – Public Hearing
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 615-2450. To request translation services, call (408) 615-2450 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
What is Redistricting?
Redistricting occurs every 10 years after each U.S. Census. Santa Clara is required to update the boundaries of its six districts based on the new 2020 U. S. Census data.
The City must adopt its Council District map no later than April 17, 2022 (per Election Code §21622). The current Council District map was recently drawn in 2018 using 2010 Census data and accounted for housing growth since 2010, projected growth and public input. As a result, significant changes to boundaries are not expected.
At the July 6, 2021 City Council meeting, the City Council adopted a Resolution establishing an Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) to conduct public engagement and recommend a new City Council District election map based on 2020 U.S. Census data.