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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.

Learn more about the Commission


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 SIRC will be live broadcast on the City’s website and Metro Cable and one meeting will be held in each Council District.

Call in to public meetings to make live comments by phone. All meetings of the SIRC 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.

Submit eComments on an SIRC 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 map. An interactive map-drawing tool on the City’s website will be made available to commissioners and the public immediately following the release of the Census data. The date has been delayed due to COVID-19 and will likely be made available in July/August 2021. This tool will allow groups and individual members of the public to draw maps and submit those maps to the commission.  


Explore Maps and Data


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.

September 30th, 2021 – The U. S. Census Bureau is scheduled to deliver redistricting data to local jurisdictions. See announcement from Census

October 4th, 2021 – Mapping software releases to the public.

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


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


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