County of Modoc Redistricting Process
Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non- English-speaking communities.
What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each board member represents about the same number of constituents. In Modoc, the Board of Supervisors is responsible for drawing supervisorial districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which was released on August 12, 2021. For the County of Modoc, the redistricting process must be completed by December 15, 2021.
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a board member.
What do the new supervisorial districts look like?
CLICK HERE to see a map of the County’s new supervisorial districts.
What criteria did our Board of Supervisors use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines were adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each supervisorial district should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
How did our Board of Supervisors notify the public about redistricting?
The Board of Supervisors sought input in selecting the next district map for our supervisorial districts. The Board reached out to local media to publicize the redistricting process and made a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process.
While our public hearings were in English, we offered language assistance, if needed. During the process, language assistance was not requested.
The Board of Supervisors notified the public about redistricting hearings, posted maps online before adoption, and created this dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.
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Condado de Modoc Proceso de Redistribución de Distritos
How was the public involved?
The Board of Supervisors held public hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Below is the timeline of the redistricting process and the dates public hearings were held:
On December 14, 2021, the Board of Supervisors held their final public hearing to vote on the final recommended Modoc County district map.