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City of Sacramento Redistricting 2021

Community of Interest

Redistricting mapping

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Deadline for map submission: Nov 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Visit the Redistricting Mapping page to create, share and submit proposals.


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

Redistricting FAQ

More Information on upcoming meetings.

Upcoming SIRC meetings

All SIRC meetings are held virtually via Zoom and begin at 5:30 p.m. To obtain the Zoom meeting information, view upcoming or past agendas, and watch a live video stream or indexed archives of past meetings, please visit the public meetings page.

September 22
  • Software demonstration and map submittal process 
  • Census data characteristics
  • Neighborhoods as redistricting criteria
  • Communities of interest as redistricting criteria
  • Redistricting with sensitivity to minority interests
  • Race and ethnicity in redistricting
  • Public Comments
October 6
  • Present matrix for redistricting map evaluations
  • Present prioritization process for map evaluation
  • Public Comments
October 13
  • Review State’s official redistricting data with incarceration adjustment
October 20
  • Adopt community of interest boundaries
  • Public Comments
November 3


  • Public Comments
November 10
  • Summary of submitted redistricting maps
  • Presentation of submissions
  • Summary matrix for redistricting plans
  • Discussion of maps for consideration
  • Selection of maps to advance for further committee consideration
  • Public Comments
November 18 (Thursday)
  • Weekly report on redistricting activities
  • Discussion of maps for consideration
  • Selection of maps to advance for further committee consideration
  • Public Comments
December 1
  • Discussion of maps under consideration
  • Selection of top 4 maps, review and discuss map modifications
  • Public Comments
December 8
  • Select final revision post for publication 7 day advance requirement for adoption
  • Public Comments
December 16 (Thursday)
  • Final map adopted
  • Public Comments


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.

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