Redistricting

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Following receipt of updated population data from the 2020 Census, cities in California with electoral districts are required to update their district boundaries (“redistrict”).  With Brentwood’s next district elections scheduled to occur on November 8, 2022, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.  

The City Council has established a hybrid redistricting commission and has transferred all but the last step of the redistricting process to a separate body. When the commission’s part of the process is complete, it will submit two or more potential boundary maps to the City Council and the Council must then select, without modifying, one of the submitted maps.

Redistricting Commission

The Redistricting Commission Members and alternates have been selected by Judge Thelton Henderson.

District 1:  Jonathan Wilson (alternate Kerri Fritsch)

District 2:  Michael Luker (alternate Ellen Poole)

District 3:  Jennifer Anderson (alternate Albert Del Grande)

District 4:  Sandra Myers (alternate Larry Becker)

At Large:   Shannon Roberts

Commission Members' application packets

Alternates' application packets

FIRST MEETING!    The Redistricting Commission will meet via Zoom on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 6pm.  This meeting will be introductory and organizational in nature, covering the following topics: swearing into office; the selection of a Chair and Vice Chair; an overview of the Commission and its duties; an overview of State ethics laws, including those pertaining to open meetings, conflicts of interest, and public records; and a review of next steps/meeting schedule, with meetings planned through February 2022.

 

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Agendas

Calendar (coming soon)

 

FAQs

What is redistricting?

Every ten years, after new U.S. Census, local governments who hold district elections must update their district boundaries based on the updated population numbers. The Brentwood Redistricting Commission will use 2020 Census figures to change district boundaries and create City Council election districts that are balanced in population and comply with local, state, and federal laws.

How is this year different from when the City created Council election districts in 2019?

Unlike 2019, this year and next, a group of community volunteers will work with Brentwood residents to develop revised election districts. Two or more revised election district maps are then presented to the City Council in early 2022, and the City Council must select one, without any revisions.  The selected map will then be used for the next 10 years for City Council elections.

How can I stay informed and get involved?

If you would like to receive emails about upcoming meetings and opportunities to voice your opinion about the redistricting process, including notification when interactive mapping tools become available, please sign up here: SUBSCRIBE

 

Why Does it Matter to Me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing councilmembers. Brentwood’s Redistricting Commission will seek the public’s input in drafting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the Commission how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. You can contact City staff at redistricting@brentwoodca.gov to find out more about how the process works. 

What Do the Existing City Council Districts Look Like?

You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here: Current Map of Brentwood City Council Districts

Draft Maps (coming soon)