2021 Redistricting Process

Thank you for your interest in the County of Santa Clara's 2021 redistricting process!

December 7 BOS Hearing


On November 16, 2021 the Board of Supervisors held pubic hearing to discuss new County supervisorial district boundaries. The Board voted to revise the Draft Yellow Plan: First Refinement to incorporate input provided by the Board members, and adding the Lexington Reservoir area to District Five. Additional input from the Board included:

  • maintain current City of San José City Council District One in one supervisorial district
  • include the Evergreen neighborhood in the City of San José in one supervisorial district 
  • a version with the Meadowfair neighborhood in the City of San José in Supervisorial District One
  • a version with the Meadowfair neighborhood in the City of San José in Supervisorial District Two. 

The maps below, and any maps previously created by Redistricting Partners, will be considered at the Board of Supervisor's December 7 meeting, and the public hearing will not be heard before 10:30 am. To address the Board during public comment, the meeting can be accessed at https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/95714017763 (recommended) or  by calling (669)219-2599, meeting ID 957 1401 7763## (participant ID not required). Written public comments may be submitted by email to [email protected]. Written comments will be distributed to the Board as quickly as possible, however, please note that documents may take up to 24 hours to be posted to the agenda outline.

 

Draft Redistricting Plans Reviewed by the Board

November 16, 2021

Based on the Board discussion and direction at the November 2, 2021 (Item No. 4) meeting, the following maps will consideration by the Board of Supervisors on November 16, 2021:

  • Draft Yellow Plan
  • Draft Purple Plan
  • Draft EE 2.0 Plan
November 2, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Draft Yellow Plan

Draft Yellow Plan

 The Draft Yellow Plan originated from the Unity Mapping Table, who assembled a coalition of organizations and submitted a letter (COI No. 51) and presented to the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 20, 2021 (COI No. 108). The Coalition provided information and met with Redistricting Partners to have their proposal developed in Maptitude for continued analysis and adjustments. The Commission recommended this map to the Board on November 2, 20201 based on the minority-representation organizations that contributed to the map’s development. Here is a link to an enlargeable version of the map: Enlargeable Draft Yellow Plan

 

Draft Purple Plan

Draft Purple Plan

The Draft Purple Plan originated from maps developed by Commissioners after the first few meetings with communities of interest testimony. Additional versions were submitted and refined after subsequent presentations. Members of the community also began to create adaptations based on the original submissions. Here is a link to an enlargeable version of the map: Enlargeable Draft Purple Plan 

Draft EE 2.0 Plan

Draft EE 2.0 Plan

The Draft Equal & Equitable 2.0 Plan, referred to as EE 2.0 was originally submitted  as COI No. 102 through the County's public mapping software and discussed as part of public testimony during Commission meetings. Here is a link to an enlargeable version of the map: Enlargeable Draft EE 2.0 Plan

Draft Redistricting Plans for Review by the Board

November 16, 2021

Based on Board direction and discussion, Administration worked with Redistricting Partners to reduce deviations and to amend district boundaries of the three maps above to meet state and federal requirements. To implement the Board's direction, boundaries were adjusted as recommended during public communities of interest testimony, to reflect San José neighborhood boundaries, and to follow natural boundaries such as major roadways.

November 16, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Draft Yellow Plan: First Refinement

Draft Yellow Plan: First Refinement

Refinements to the Draft Yellow Plan include reducing the proposed size of District 5. This was achieved by moving the boundary between Districts 1 and 5 north, but Los Gatos and Almaden Valley remained with District 5. Many changes were made to communities of interest to unify them with the districts with similar demographic factors, as conveyed during communities of interest testimony to the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission and during the November 2, 2021 special joint meeting of the Commission and the Board.

Draft Purple Plan: First Refinement

Draft Purple Plan: First Refinement

The Draft Purple Plan has a low total plan deviation, followed natural boundaries, and incorporated communities of interest testimony, limiting adjustments that could be made without splitting cities or communities of interest.

Draft EE 2.0 Plan: First Refinement

Draft EE 2.0 Plan: First Refinement

Refinements to the EE 2.0 map smoothed out the southern boundaries of the proposed Districts 2 and 4 to follow major roadways and extends the proposed boundary for Districts 3 and 4 to the west of the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport.

November 16, 2021 Draft Maps Comparison

Map Current Boundaries Yellow Yellow 1st Refinement Purple Purple 1st Refinement EE 2.0 EE 2.0 1st Refinement
Total Plan Deviation 17.20% 7.2% 5.2% 2.6% 2.9% 3.6% 1.2%
Majority-minority API
District (CVAP)
District 3 (52.3%) District 3 (50.1%) District 3 (50.1%) District 3 (50.1%) District 3 (50.1%) District 3 (50.2%) District 3 (50.0%)
Latino Influence District (% of Population) District 2 (50.9%) District 2 (49.7%) District 2 (47.7%) District 2 (44.5%) District 2 (44.6%) District 2 (49.2%) District 2 (49.0%)
Split Cities San Jose and Sunnyvale San Jose San Jose San Jose San Jose San Jose San Jose
# of Districts for San Jose 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Almaden Valley District 1 District 5 District 5 District 1 District 1 District 1 District 1
Alum Rock & East Foothills Split 2 Districts: District 2
(Alum Rock) and District 3
(East Foothills)
District 2 District 2 District 2 District 2 District 2 District 2
Communication Hill District 2 District 1 District 2 District 2 District 2 District 2 District 2
Current District 4 District 4 Split 2 Districts: District 1 (Cambrian Park) and  District 4 (remaining areas) District 4 District 4 District 4 District 4 District 4
Diridon Station District 4 Split 2 Districts: West-
District 4 , East- District 2
Split 2 Districts: West-
District 4 , East- District 2
District 4 District 4 District 4 District 4
Evergreen District 3 Districts 1 and 3 Districts 1 and 3 District 2 District 2 District 1 District 1
Los Gatos District 1 District 5 District 5 District 5 District 5 District 1 District 1
Reid-Hillview Districts 2 and 3 Districts 1 and 2 District 2 District 2 District 2 District 2 District 2
Seven Trees District 2 District 2 District 2 District 1 and 2 District 1 and 2 District 2 District 2
Sunnyvale Districts 3 and 5 District 3 District 3 District 3 District 3 District 3 District 3
Western Cities Split 3 Districts: District 1
(Los Gatos, Monte Sereno), District 3 (1/2 Sunnyvale),  District 5  (1/2 Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga)
Split 2 Districts: District 3 (Sunnyvale) and District 5
(Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Palo Alto, Saratoga)
Split 2 Districts: District 3 (Sunnyvale) and District 5
(Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Palo Alto, Saratoga)
Split 2 Districts: District 3 (Sunnyvale) and District 5
(Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Palo Alto, Saratoga)
Split 2 Districts: District 3 (Sunnyvale) and District 5
(Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Palo Alto, Saratoga)
Split 3 Districts: District 1
(Los Gatos, Monte Sereno), District 3  (Sunnyvale) and District 5  (Cupertino, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Saratoga)
Split 3 Districts: District 1
(Los Gatos, Monte Sereno), District 3  (Sunnyvale) and District 5  (Cupertino, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Saratoga)
Willow Glen District 4 at Bird Ave District 4 at Bird Ave District 4 at Bird Ave District 4 at CA 87 District 4 at CA 87 District 4 at CA 87 District 4 at CA 87

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County of Santa Clara's 2021 Redistricting Process

Every 10 years, the County redraws supervisorial district boundaries, taking into account population changes reflected in the decennial Census. The County has appointed the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission for the 6-month redistricting effort to redraw the County’s five supervisorial district boundaries. The Board of Supervisors established the formation of a 15-member commission to hold virtual public hearings and mapping sessions, collect community input, and recommend to the Board updated placement of the district boundaries. 

The 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission received over 200 pieces of community of interest testimony, draft maps, and public comments. Draft maps submitted through the public portal can be reviewed at  https://districtr.org/event/Santa_Clara_CountyThe Commission presented their recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on November 2, 2021 regarding the placement of the supervisorial district boundaries and serve until the completion of the 2021 supervisorial redistricting process. 

This website will be updated as the redistricting process moves forward, so please check back for more information. If you would like to receive updates and additional information, please email [email protected].

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