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What is Redistricting?

Every 10 years, after the U.S. Census, the City of Sacramento must re-establish the boundaries for City Council districts. The resulting council district boundaries must be balanced in population in accordance with local, state, and federal rules governing the redistricting process.

In 2020, the Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission was formed to set council district boundaries.

Redistricting Requirements and Criteria

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

Every Sacramento resident has an opportunity to participate in the City of Sacramento redistricting process. There are many ways to participate.

Attend public meetings Meetings of the Commission will be live broadcast on the City’s website and one meeting will be held in each Council District via Zoom.

Upcoming district-specific Commission Community meetings:

Meeting Time
District
Location
May 12th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D1 North Natomas Library
May 26th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D2 Hagginwood Community Center
June 9th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D3 South Natomas Community Center
June 23rd, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D4 Southside Community Center
July 21st, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D5 Oak Park Community Center
August 11th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D6 George Sims Community Center
August 25th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D7 Belle Coolidge Community Center
September 8th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D8 Sam & Bonnie Parnell Center

 

Join Community Meeting

 

Call in to public meetings to make live comments by phone. All meetings of the Commission will have a call-in option for the public to make comments to the commissioners. The phone number and process for calling in will be posted on each meeting agenda.

Watch archived meetings

Submit eComments on a Commission posted agenda on the City website.

Submit comments anytime on the City’s redistricting website. Comments will be available for the public and the commissioners to review.

Submit redistricting maps Sacramento's Redistricting Mapping Application with practice data is available to the public. Once the 2020 Census redistricting data is officially released in September 2021, this application will be loaded with the 2020 data and the plan submission process will be enabled. For tutorials on how to use this application, please visit the mapping help section.

 

Mapping Application And Data

 

Share & Get Involved

Want to help Sacramentans get involved in the redistricting process? Download our partner toolkit

Inside you will find social media posts and graphics with share text, printable flyers, written content for emails and newsletters and more information on how to get involved with the redistricting process.

Download the toolkit.

OUTREACH STIPENDS

The City of Sacramento is providing outreach stipends to community based organizations, neighborhood associations, PBIDs, social influencers and more; to reach, inform and engage every resident in City of Sacramento about what redistricting is, why it’s important and how to be involved.

You will be asked to:

  • Share messaging with City of Sacramento residents
  • Share approved digital content twice per week for the duration of the campaign
  • Safely distribute pieces of collateral material (i.e. flyers, door hangers, etc.)
  • Participate in social media activation events
  • Display Redistricting Campaign posters in locations visible to community members
  • Attend a training webinar
  • Share Redistricting messaging during community-facing virtual or in-person meetings/webinars

The redistricting stipend program is on hold while City staff review all applications. Staff is working to ensure this program is able to reach all City of Sacramento residents. Applications may be reopened based on need.

General Timeline of the 2021 Redistricting Process

February 2021 – Commission planning for process, community engagement, and schedules.

March 2021–January 2022 – Community education and outreach.

April–December 2021 – The SIRC meets once in each of the eight Council Districts.

July 2021 - Redistricting mapping application with practice data available to the public.

September 30th, 2021 – 2020 Census redistricting data is scheduled to be released and will be loaded into the mapping application for the public to redraw districts.

November 7th, 2021 – Maps due to the commission from the public.

November/December 2021 – SIRC to adopt Council District map.

January 2022 – SIRC transmits report to the City Council with changes that could improve the redistricting process in future years.

Public Meetings

The Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission will be meeting throughout 2021. The meetings will be open to the public.

SIRC Meeting Calendar

Comments

Please feel free to submit any comments or feedback you have on the redistricting process. Responses will be shared with the public.

Need Assistance or Have Questions?

We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email at: redistricting@cityofsacramento.org, or by phone at (916) 808-7200.