Three maps providing options for adjusting Yuba County Board of Supervisors district lines in ways that balance populations within each are now available for public review.
The daunting task of meeting state and federal redistricting requirements fully began in September, following the release of 2020 Census numbers. Over the previous decade, Board of Supervisors District 1, mostly associated with Linda, and District 4, mostly associated with Plumas Lake and Wheatland, grew at much faster rates than the other three districts, creating significant population imbalances among the five districts.
“At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, we established a county team that has been engaged, and continues to engage, with the public as part of the redistricting process,” said Yuba County Administrator Kevin Mallen. “During the November 9 redistricting public meeting, we received a lot of very helpful comments that were used to develop the three district map options we released this week.”
Mallen said each of the three maps take different approaches to balancing the uneven districts.
“Population growth doesn't occur equally across the County and redistricting is important to ensure that representation remains equal across the Supervisor districts,” said Yuba County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary Bradford. “It's important the community takes the time to look at map options and provide feedback on which ones they think represent the best interests of their community or neighborhood.”
All three maps can be viewed online at www.yuba.org/redistricting, and physical maps are available for review at the Yuba County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors office, 915 8th Street, Suite 109, in Marysville. Residents can let the redistricting working group know their preferences by emailing email@example.com or by mailing or dropping off comments to the Clerk of the Board’s office. All written public comments on redistricting must be received by Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Two more public meetings at the Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th Street in Marysville, are schedule as part of the redistricting process. The first is on Monday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. and a final meeting will take place before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m., where the Board will select a final map. All meeting will also be available to join via Zoom (a link will be provided on the website).