San Francisco Redistricting…It’s a Happening Thing!
Patrick Carroll plans a series of updates on the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force since this is an important issue for our neighborhood.
Patrick’s Summary of the Importance of the Redistricting Task Force Work:
Every ten years, the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force adjusts the boundaries of San Francisco’s supervisorial districts in connection with the decennial census. Why? Supervisorial districts are required by law to be roughly equal in population. Some districts may grow faster than other, others may lose population, so the borders need to be adjusted. What does that mean for you? Plenty, if your neighborhood gets moved from one supervisorial district to another.
The Redistricting Task Force consists of nine members. Three are chosen by the Mayor’s Office, three are chosen by the Board of Supervisors and three by the Elections Commission. The meetings happen on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays of each week. Sometimes, there are more than one per week. Members of the public may attend meetings by teleconference. In person meetings are tentatively being planned. The Task Force will present its final proposal for the redrawn district borders in April.
Want to learn more? Visit the Redistricting Task Force’s website at https://sf.gov/public-body/2020-census-redistricting-task-force. Here, you can find meeting agendas and links, testify in favor or against a proposal, and use the mapping tool to draw district borders of your own and more.