Provide Input on How Your Voting District Boundaries are Drawn

Provide Input on How Your Voting District Boundaries are Drawn title=
Provide Input on How Your Voting District Boundaries are Drawn
3 Comments
Reads 1175

Source: City of Santa Barbara

You have an opportunity to share with the City how you think voting district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. The City is in the process of redistricting—adjusting the lines of voting districts in accordance with population shifts. Jurisdictions like the City of Santa Barbara redraw district lines every 10 years following the census. Your input is important in this redistricting process. 

The Independent Redistricting Commission is launching in-person bilingual hearings and is deeply committed to encouraging maximum community participation from underrepresented communities in the City’s redistricting process.

We are kicking off our in-person Community Hearings in District 1:

Saturday, January 8, 2022
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Franklin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room
1111 East Mason Street, Santa Barbara

The public is encouraged to get involved by attending in person or remotely. Spanish language and ASL services will be available. 

Fair, representative redistricting maps help ensure that elected officials will be responsive to the voters in their communities. Redistricting ensures every person has equal representation by drawing districts with approximately equal numbers of people – one person, one vote. 

You can contact the City at irc@santabarbaraca.gov or visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/IRC for more information and answers to frequently asked questions. 

Upcoming in-person Community Hearings will be:

District 2 Hearing:

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Road

District 3 Hearing

  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 
  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Harding Elementary School, 1625 Robbins Street

District 4 Hearing

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Peabody Elementary School, 3018 Calle Noguera

District 5 Hearing

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • MacKenzie Park, 3111 State Street

District 6 Hearing

  • Monday, March 14, 2022 
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 Carrillo Street

 

For a breakdown of demographics by district, click here.

Login to add Comments

3 Comments

Show Comments
fitz Jan 06, 2022 10:24 AM
Provide Input on How Your Voting District Boundaries are Drawn

City residents need to follow this process very closely. The County process was a disgrace. Lots of oil money/influencers (Lanny, Andy, Bray) got very involved by threatening lawsuits and they got their map through. Lots of intimidation behind the scenes in closed sessions. Shame on the company who was hired to lead the way (the same Republican influenced company doing the City re districting). Their biases surfaced very early in the process.

Please Login or Register to comment on this.