Every ten years, following the Census, governments from Federal and State Legislature to local governments are obligated to modify their districts to ensure equitable representation of the population on decision-making bodies such as the Board of Supervisors, City Councils, Water and School Boards. Redistricting presents a critical opportunity for historically underrepresented communities to be actively engaged in creating representative districts for the next ten years. The Fair Maps Act AB 849 established certain requirements, including a total of five public hearings held throughout different phases of the process.
Redistricting has always been challenging. This year because of the pandemic and the delay in the release of 2020 Census Redistricting data, the challenges are even greater. DHF is looking forward to being a redistricting partner with communities we serve. There will be a focus on the Federal and State Legislature, County Board of Supervisors, City Councils, School Boards and other districts that Vecinos UnidosⓇ identify.