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City of Sacramento Redistricting 2021

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REDISTRICTING MAPPING APPLICATION TRAINING

Monday, September 27 from 6-7 p.m.
Hosted via Zoom: Link to Join

At this training, attendees will receive a tutorial on how to use the City’s free web-based mapping application to redraw City Council districts and submit maps for the Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission’s consideration.

For those unable to attend the live training, the City will post a recording of the training along with other recorded tutorials on how to use the mapping application here.

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

Redistricting FAQ

More Information on upcoming meetings.

Upcoming SIRC meetings

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 20
  • Adopt matrix and process for prioritizing and selecting maps
  • Public Comments
November 3
  • Review state adjustment impacts on incarcerated populations
  • 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.

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.