The public is invited to provide input on possible changes to the boundaries of the County’s five supervisorial districts this Tuesday, June 18, in Daly City.
The San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee is meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Daly City War Memorial Community Center, 6655 Mission St. Daly City. View a Google map.
The Board of Supervisors created the nine-member District Lines Advisory Committee after voters changed the County Charter in November. The change requires that only voters within a district can elect a supervisor who lives in that same district to represent them. Under the prior system voters countywide elected all five supervisors.
With heightened interest in district-based elections, the Board of Supervisors tasked the committee with hearing public comment, studying current and potential boundaries and recommending possible adjustments.
Tuesday’s meeting is the third in a series of five public meetings that are scheduled to wrap up July 11. Afterward, it is expected that the committee will meet an additional five times to review draft maps and proposals and then forward recommendations to the full Board.
Schedule of future meetings:
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., East Palo Alto Council Chambers, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto
Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Millbrae Community Center, 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae
The second series of five meetings are not yet scheduled. Subscribe to this blog for updates.
Under State election law, districts must be approximately equal in population. In establishing the boundaries of the districts the Board of Supervisors may give consideration to the following factors: (a) topography, (b) geography, (c) cohesiveness, contiguity, integrity, and compactness of territory, and (d) community of interests of the districts.”
The committee members chosen by the Board are: Supervisors Adrienne J. Tissier and Warren Slocum; Gonzalo “Sal” Torres, a Daly City Council Member; Laura Martinez, an East Palo Alto Council Member; and public members: Hayden Lee of Millbrae; Raymond Lee of San Mateo; Barbara Arietta of Pacifica; William Nack of Menlo Park; and Rebecca Ayson of Daly City.
Each public member resides in one of the five current districts.
If you cannot attend a public meeting, comments can be sent by email to: DistrictLines@smcgov.org
For more information, visit the committee’s website.