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Alameda County 2021 Redistricting Draft Map A

Original post made by Billie, Mohr Park, on Nov 21, 2021

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors just approved and posted Draft Map A for their "new" 2021 Redistricting. Funny thing is, with the exception of a few minor changes, and the move of Sunol into District 1, the "new" 2021 map looks just like the old 2011 map. Ignoring public commentary, both online and during meetings, as well as published redistricting criteria, the Supervisor-approved Draft Map A places Pleasanton in District 4 with Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland and part of Oakland, once again splitting up the Tri-Valley community of interest. East Pleasanton is split between District 4 and District 1 with Livermore, Dublin and Sunol.

During the 2011 redistricting process arbitrary lines were drawn that ignored and divided several communities of interest like the Tri-Valley, the Tri-Cities and the Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo areas. Those divisions continue into 2021 Redistricting. Boundary lines have been drawn/re-drawn in the past so a Supervisor could live in a certain area and still maintain their position, or to protect a Supervisor's "relationships", business or personal, within their current district. It would seem the Supervisors have once again aligned Alameda County to suit their vision in Draft Map A.

The video from the November 16th meeting is not yet available, so I don't know if Draft Map A is the only draft map to be provided for review and comment. If it is to be the only draft map, it would seem the redistricting criteria has been set aside and public commentary once again ignored.

The link to see the interactive Draft Map A is provided below. Tap the "Layer List" in the upper right corner to see various configurations, including Census Designated Places boundaries, current District configuration, initial map visualizations A, B & C, map visualization D based on Nov 4th commentary, and the approved Draft Map A.

If you'd like to share your thoughts on the Board of Supervisors approved Draft Map A, I've posted that link below as well. You are also able to see the public comments. I received notice of Draft Map A on Friday afternoon. The next meeting is on Nov 23 at 6pm. It takes a couple of days for the comment to go live, but if you can comment before the 23rd, the consulting group should have your comments to share with the Supervisors at the meeting.

2021 Interactive Draft Map A:
Web Link

2021 Redistricting Public Comments:
Web Link

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