Reviewed Draft Redistricting Plans

The County of Santa Clara has contracted with expert consultants, Redistricting Partners to assist with the 2021 redistricting process and to prepare draft maps based on Communities of Interest testimony submitted to the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission. To review Communities of Interest submissions, please visit www.sccgov.org/2021redistricting/COI. 

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 Map: 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 Map: 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 Map: 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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Draft Redistricting Plans Reviewed During Special Joint Meeting

November 2, 2021

On November 2, 2021 the Board of Supervisors and the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission held a joint meeting to discuss new County supervisorial district boundaries. The Board voted to advance the draft yellow, purple, and EE 2.0 maps for consideration at its November 16 meeting, and the public hearing will not be heard before 2:00 pm. During the meeting, the Board reviewed the following maps:

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

Draft Redistricting Plans Reviewed by the 2021 Advisory Commission

October 20, 2021

Based on the Commissioner discussion and direction at the October 13, 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission meeting, the following maps were presented for consideration to be recommended to the Board of Supervisors:

  • Commissioners Draft Plan
  • Plan X2
  • Plan X3
  • Maptitude Unity Draft Plan
October 20, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Draft Map: Commissioners Draft Plan

Commissioners Draft Plan

The Commissioners Draft Plan was developed based on DistrictR submissions 64085, 63774, and 62105 and will be reviewed by the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 20, 2021 as part of Agenda Item 5, which will not be heard before 7:00 pm. Here is a link to an html file which allows for zooming in: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=4&ID=219405&MeetingID=13623. Highlights of this plan include:

  • A majority-minority Asian-Pacific Islander (API) District 3, with Sunnyvale whole within it (very similar to District 3 in Plan X3)
  • The northern and southern API communities within San José not connected
  • Los Gatos & Monte Sereno moved into District 4, out of the southern district
  • The City of Santa Clara whole
  • Total Draft Plan Deviation – 2.9%

Draft Map: Plan X2

 

Draft Plan X2

Plan X2 was developed based on feedback from the Commission and the community and will be reviewed by the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 20, 2021 as part of Agenda Item 5, which will not be heard before 7:00 pm. Here is a link to an html file which allows for zooming in: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=4&ID=219407&MeetingID=13623. Highlights of the draft plan include:

  • Los Gatos & Monte Sereno moved into District 4, out of the southern district
  • San José removed from District 5 - the eastern district
  • Koreatown whole with Sunnyvale
  • The northern and southern API communities within San José are not connected
  • District 3 reaches over into Sunnyvale to take in the API community and uses Hwy 101 as the border
  • Uniting Milpitas with Berryessa in District 3
  • Uniting Midtown San José into District 3
  • Uniting Downtown San José in District 3
  • Many of the mobile home parks are in District 2 and 3
  • Total Deviation – 3.4%

Draft Map: Plan X3

 

Draft Plan X3

Draft Plan X3 was developed based on Commission and community feedback and will be reviewed by the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 20, 2021 as part of Agenda Item 5, which will not be heard before 7:00 pm. Here is a link to an html version of the map which allows for zooming in: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=4&ID=219409&MeetingID=13623. Highlights of this plan include:

  • A majority-minority API District 3, with Sunnyvale whole within it
  • Uniting Milpitas with Berryessa in District 3
  • Los Gatos & Monte Sereno moved into District 5 with Palo Alto and Mountain View, out of the southern district
  • San José removed from District 5 - the eastern district
  • The northern and southern API communities within San José not connected
  • The City of Santa Clara whole
  • Total Deviation – 8.2%

Draft Map: Maptitude Unity Draft Plan 

Maptitude Draft Unity Plan

Maptitude Unity Draft Plan was developed based on Communities of Interest Testimony Nos. 51 and 52 (https://districtr.org/plan/63279) and will be reviewed by the 22021 Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 20, 2021 as part of Agenda Item 5, which will not be heard before 7:00 pm. Here is a link to the html version of the map which allows for zooming in: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=4&ID=219411&MeetingID=13623 Highlights of the plan include:

  • Uniting Milpitas, Sunnyvale and Berryessa together in District 3, creating a 48.6% Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) API seat
  • Uniting the City of Santa Clara with Campbell and western San José
  • Creating a central San José seat in District 2 that’s 41.6% CVAP Latino and 32.4% CVAP API
  • Los Gatos & Monte Sereno moved into District 5 with Palo Alto and Mountain View, out of the southern district
  • Total Deviation – 8.4%

Draft Redistricting Plans Reviewed by the 2021 Advisory Commission

October 13, 2021

Based on the Commissioner discussion and direction at the October 3, 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission meeting, the following maps were presented for consideration to be recommended to the Board of Supervisors:

  • Draft Plan X
  • Draft Plan Y
  • Draft Plan Z
October 13, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Draft Map: Plan X


 

Plan X was developed based on Communities of Interest Testimony and reviewed by the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Here is a link to an enlargeable version of Draft Plan X: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=4&ID=219035&MeetingID=13622. Based on feedback received on this draft, Redistricting Partners developed Draft Plan X2 and X3.

 

Draft Map: Plan Y

Draft Plan Y

Plan Y was developed based on Communities of Interest Testimony and reviewed by the Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Here is a link to the enlargeable version: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=4&ID=219036&MeetingID=13622.

 

Draft Map: Plan Z

Draft Plan Z

Plan Z utilizes the current Supervisorial District lines as a guide and was reviewed by the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission on October 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Here is a link to the enlargeable version: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=4&ID=219037&MeetingID=13622.

 

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