Placer County Redistricting Commission to hold a public meeting Oct. 14

Published on Sept. 30, 2021

The once-a-decade process of revising Placer County’s supervisorial district boundaries continues Oct. 14 with a public meeting with the Advisory Redistricting Commission. 

The Placer County Advisory Redistricting Commission, which is set to consider amendments to the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts by the end of this year, will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn. 

District lines can shape residents’ ability to elect the representative of their choice. 

Community members are welcome to virtually participate in the Advisory Redistricting Commission meeting via Zoom. Full meeting details are available on the Redistricting Placer website, here

Placer County has also launched the Redistricting Placer interactive website, a roadmap for how residents can participate in redrawing Placer’s supervisorial district boundaries to reflect population changes reported in the 2020 Census. 

Residents can stay up to date on redistricting in Placer County by subscribing to Redistricting Placer updates, here

The Placer County Board of Supervisors in February voted to appoint the Placer County Planning Commission to act as the Advisory Redistricting Commission to draw redistricting maps, which will ultimately be brought forward to the public and board for formal review and adoption. 

The following residents serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission: 

  • Samuel Cannon - District 1 
  • Nathan Herzog - District 2 
  • Anthony DeMattei - District 3 
  • Daniel Woodward - District 4 
  • Anders Hauge - District 5 
  • Larry Sevison - At-Large East of Sierra Crest 
  • Richard Johnson - At-Large West of Sierra Crest 

Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census. District boundaries for federal, state, and local elected offices are redrawn to reflect new census data and shifting populations.

Census data allows county officials to realign supervisorial districts in their counties, accounting for shifts in population growth since the last Census and assuring equal representation for their constituents in compliance with the “one-person, one-vote” principle of the Voting Rights Act.