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 the Chino Basin Water Conservation District, the Board of Directors is responsible for drawing board member districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which will be released in August, 2021. For the Chino Basin Water Conservation District, the redistricting process must be completed by May 12, 2022.
What criteria will our Board of Directors use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria:
(1) geographically contiguous districts.
(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.)
(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.
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