Map to be adopted at December 7 public hearing
“I do want to see that we ensure fair and equal districts. Both in population but also, what I think is very remarkable, that we are able to shape it in a way that does create two districts now that will have a majority of a Latinx population. I am proud of our Board for stepping up and deciding that was something we were going to do. We took a vote on that, and we are living up to that with the proposal that we have before us. It will be the first time in our County history that we have been able to do this and I think this bodes well for the future. I think that is appropriate because you want the people sitting on the dais reflecting you. I am glad it is something our Board has moved forward on,” said Chair of the Board Supervisor Linda Parks.
The final map establishes districts that are relatively equal in population and the map also includes majority minority districts, to be consistent with the Voters Right Act and Fair Maps Act, legislation guiding all County redistricting processes. A majority-minority district is a district in which a racial minority group or groups comprise a majority of the district's total population old enough to vote.
The map will be presented for adoption at the next redistricting public hearing at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on December 7 at 6:00 pm. Information about participating in the public hearings can be accessed at https://www.ventura.org/bosmeetings.