TEHAMA COUNTY REDISTRICTING
YOUR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Board Chambers located at 727 Oak St., Red Bluff, California, the Tehama County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to receive input regarding the composition of one or more supervisorial districts.
All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Information regarding the redistricting process will be available at the Tehama County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office, 633 Washington St., Rm. 12, Red Bluff, California (530) 527-3287. Written comments may be delivered at or prior to the public hearing to the Tehama County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office, 633 Washington St., Rm. 12, P.O. Box 250, Red Bluff, California, 96080.
JENNIFER VISE, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
PROCEDURE TO PARTICIPATE IN A PUBLIC HEARING OR WORKSHOP
Your participation and interest are encouraged and appreciated. Any member of the public may testify at the public hearing and/or workshop the following ways:
Members of the public may address the Board from the podium on items on the agenda when the matter is called.
Remote public participation via phone: (530) 212-8376, conference code 933876. Press 5* to raise your hand to comment.
You may submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: email@example.com or mailing to Clerk of the Board, P.O. Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080 or delivering to Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office, 633 Washington St., Rm. 12, Red Bluff, California, 96080.
To listen to the audio during the meeting or following the meeting go to: http://tehamacountyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx
The interactive map can be found online:
What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each board member represents about the same number of constituents. In Tehama County, the Board of Supervisors is responsible for drawing supervisorial districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the County of Tehama, the redistricting process must be completed by December 15, 2021.
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a board member. The Board of Supervisors will seek input in selecting the next district map for our supervisorial districts. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Supervisors how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. You can contact the County Clerk at Tehama to find out more about how the process works.
What do the existing supervisorial districts look like?
What criteria will our Board of Supervisors use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each supervisorial district should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
How will our Board of Supervisors notify the public about redistricting?
The Board of Supervisors will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public hearings or workshops will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. The Board of Supervisors will notify the public about redistricting hearings or workshops, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.
How can I get involved?
The Board of Supervisors will be holding hearings or workshops to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. The first hearing will be held on: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. at the Board Chambers, 727 Oak Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080. You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing to Clerk of the Board, P.O. Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080 or delivering to Clerk of the Board, 633 Washington St., Room 12, Red Bluff, CA 96080.
Where can I find out more?
This webpage will be updated with information about the county’s redistricting process