MARYSVILLE, CA – The reconfigured borders of the five Yuba County Board of Supervisors districts were finalized by unanimous vote during a special Tuesday afternoon public meeting, concluding the nearly three month redistricting process.
The vote came following several public meetings, during which three map options were developed and then presented to the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 6. Board members selected one of the options to be brought back to the Dec. 14 meeting for final approval.
The final county district map and individual maps for each district are available to be viewed online at www.Yuba.org/redistricting. The site includes interactive maps that allow residents to zoom in to their neighbors, to have a clear understanding of which district they reside in.
“Now that the redistricting process is complete, we encourage residents to visit our website and carefully look at the finalized maps to see whether the necessary changes placed them in a new district with a new Board of Supervisors representative,” said Yuba County Administrator Kevin Mallen. “Most residents will be in the same district they have been in over the past ten years, but some will find their district changed as of Tuesday.”
The 2020 Census count released in August revealed significant growth in the southern portion of Yuba County, making it necessary to change district boundaries in order to achieve legal requirements to balance populations among all five districts. Between 2010 and 2020 Census counts, Board of Supervisors District 1 and District 4, representing primarily Linda and Plumas Lake respectively, grew significantly, while the other three districts saw only limited growth.
Earlier this year, the Yuba County Board of Supervisors directed county staff to take the lead in establishing workshops with interested members of the public to do the work of adjusting the district lines. Some area residents participated in the public meetings that began Sept. 20, while many others submitted their preferences for the remapping process through emails and social media.
The challenge in this once-a-decade requirement is to redraw district lines in a manner that ensures neighborhoods, cultural groups and other segments of communities are fairly represented before the Board. Each district under the county’s new Census count of 81,575 was adjusted get as close as possible to the district average goal of 16,315 residents.