A committee tasked with studying the boundaries of San Mateo County’s five supervisorial districts and recommending possible adjustments will hold its 10th and final meeting on Tuesday, September 24.
The committee, called the San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee, has held public meetings since June. The Committee has gathered public input and reviewed boundary adjustment plans submitted by the public and a consultant.
At its September 24 meeting the Committee is expected to consider whether to recommend one or more plans to the Board of Supervisors. The Board is expected to meet on the matter October 8.
What: San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee. View the agenda.
When: Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where: College of San Mateo Choral Room, Building 2, Room 110, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo (Free parking in Beethoven lot). View a campus map.
The Committee last met September 12. At that time the Committee voted to focus on three draft plans. These plans are available for review on the committee’s website, www.smcdistrictcommittee.org under “Active Maps.”
The Committee on September 24 can still decide to revisit previously submitted maps (all currently available for review on the website), modify the three maps and consider any new maps submitted.
The public has until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 20, to submit additional maps. A map-making tool can be found at www.smcdistrictlines.org
Comments can also be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be posted on the Committee’s website. Background materials, meeting minutes, videos and transcripts can also be found on the site.
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 Board of Supervisors is expected to consider recommendations from the Committee at its meeting on Tuesday, October 8, at 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Hall of Justice and Records, Redwood City. Google map.
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