By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 11:40 am in redistricting.
Contra Costa has launched a series of workshops where residents may view and voice their preferences, or submit their own, among a set of proposed new map boundaries for the county’s five supervisoral districts.
The county also has an online mapping site — www.ccredistricting.org — where residents may draw and submit their own maps.
Following the decennial census, elected boards must redraw their political districts in order to attain equal populations and comply with the constitutional mandate of “one person, one vote.”
Residents will view four map concepts prepared by county staff along with maps submitted by the Contra Costa Times’ editorial writer Dan Borenstein and the Contra Costa Citizens Redistricting Task Force, a volunteer organization started by the Contra Costa Republican Party.
The board of supervisors will vote on the final map in late summer.
The meetings will be held from from 7-8:30 p.m. (except for one workshop, as noted) on the following days and locations:
Today (May 16) — 2-3:30 p.m., Walnut Creek, City of Walnut Creek, Gymnasium Classroom, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd.
Today (May 16) — Walnut Creek, Library, Oak View Room, 1644 N. Broadway
Tuesday (May 17) — Pleasant Hill, City of Pleasant Hill Community Room, 100 Gregory Lane.
Wednesday (May 18) — Martinez, McBrien Administration Building, Room 101, 651 Pine St.
Thursday (May 19) — Concord, City of Concord Council Chambers, 1950 Parkside Drive.
Thursday (May 19) — Bay Point, Ambrose Recreational Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road.
May 23 — Antioch, Community Center Hall C, 4703 Lone Tree Way
May 24 — Clayton, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St.
May 24 — San Pablo, San Pablo City Hall, Maple Hall, 1381 San Pablo Ave., Building No. 4
May 25 — Oakley, City of Oakley council chambers, 3231 Main St.
May 25 — Brentwood, Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane
May 26 — Alamo, Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd.
May 26 — Pinole, City Hall, Alex Clark Room, First Floor, 880 Tennent Ave.