San Mateo County has launched a new website to capture all information regarding the Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee and to encourage public input into the process.
Visit the new page: www.smcdistrictcommittee.org
You will find minutes from past meetings, agendas, videos and transcripts. We will upload additional videos and transcripts as they become available.
The Board of Supervisors created the nine-member District Lines Advisory Committee after voters changed the County Charter in November 2012. 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.
The District Lines Advisory Committee would like to hear from the public regarding potential changes to the supervisorial boundaries.
The committee’s next meeting is July 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Millbrae Community Center, 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae.
At this meeting it is expected the committee will give direction to a demographer to draw draft maps. These draft maps are expected to be circulated and discussed at a series of five meetings that are expected to start in August.
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