What is Redistricting?
After every Decennial Census, 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.
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.
Redistricting Process

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Communities of Interest
ARC Commission

As an appointed County Commission, Commission business and processes are subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act. ARC21 will be supported by staff in the County Administrative Office, the County Clerk and Elections staff, Information Services and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff, and County Counsel. 

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What is Redistricting?
After every Decennial Census, 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.
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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. Advisory Redistricting Commission (ARC 21) and the Board of Supervisors will seek input in selecting the next district map for our supervisorial districts.
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Redistricting Overview

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Click the links below to learn more.

Communities of Interest
ARC Commission

The County of Santa Cruz has had redistricting task forces to produce various plans and maps for Board of Supervisor’s consideration and eventual adoption for the past three redistricting efforts in 1991, 2001, and 2011.  With the passage of the Fair Maps Act and other state legislation, there were some changes in state law as to the membership and responsibilities of the various types of redistricting commissions.

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