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CoCo unveils redistricting map drafts

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 2:32 pm in redistricting.

Contra Costa will officially fire the starting gun in the supervisorial redistricting debate on Tuesday, but I wrangled some advance copies of the four concept maps the Board of Supervisors will use to launch the discussion.

Check them out below.

Concept 1 is the closest to the existing supervisor boundaries, while Concept 4 offers the biggest change with the transformation of District 3 into an entirely East Contra Costa district.

Sometime Thursday, the county will post the full set of concept maps with more details at www.CCredistricting.org.

Concept 1

Concept 1

Concept 2

Concept 2

Concept 3

Concept 3

Concept 4

Concept 4

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  • RF

    Concept 4 is what the Contra Costa time while say is the only clear choice. The editorial board there knows best.

  • Tom Benigno

    This will be a very interesting to say the least. Who is on third.

  • Tom Benigno

    The missing word is RACE.

  • Allen Payton

    The Contra Costa Redistricting Task Force, a group of citizens who have joined efforts to propose new maps for both the County Board of Supervisors, as well as the state’s Redistricting Commission process for the legislature and Congress, has officially submitted two proposed maps, known as Plans A and B into the process. They are based on some basic, common-sense principles, some of which were adopted by the Board in February, in their “Guiding Principles/Criteria” – which includes compact and contiguous districts, maintain communities of interest such as cities, school districts, special districts and unincorporated areas, using geographic features, and keeping population of each district within 5% of each other. Our maps will be included in the process. We also added common issues, such as transportation, growth and economic development. We pursued a 1% deviation in population from district to district.
    We gave copies of our initial maps to the county staff at a meeting we had with them, in March. Their Concept 4 is very much like our Plan B, which we made a few changes to before final submission, yesterday. All of their plans, as well as our Plan B split more than one city. However, our Plan A only splits Concord, the county’s largest city.
    All the plans should be in the Board’s agenda on the county website by end of the work day, today, according to the Clerk of the Board’s office.

  • Allen Payton

    The full concepts of the staff’s maps are on their http://www.ccredistricting.org website. Our proposed maps aren’t there, yet. Hopefully, they will be soon, as we were told all maps submitted for the process will be posted there. Here’s the direct link http://ca-contracostacounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=2848

  • RF

    “The Contra Costa Redistricting Task Force”???? Never heard of it.

  • EC Citizen

    Concept 4 is the most logical map for East County. Hopefully it create a challenger for the district III seat that chosses citizens before personal gain.

  • John W

    Re #7

    Totally agree. Concept 4 is not just the “most logical map.” It is the only logical map, out of the 4. I don’t know why people in East County would want their representative on the board to spend time dealing with issues on the other side of the mountain. As a resident of San Ramon, I sure don’t want to be an “add-on” to a district that is dominated by East County issues.