The BART and AC Transit board are ramping up efforts to redraw boundaries of political districts from which the directors are elected. An AC Transit board committee meets a 4 p.m Tuesday in Oakland discuss the options.The AC panel meets at district headquarters, 1600 Franklin St. Click here for an agenda and backup materials, and read below for links on community meetings about redistricting in both BART and AC Transit.
Redistricting is a detailed and highly political exercise that determines which voters will be grouped together to cast ballots in an election. Picking the right voters can go a long way to ensuring success or defeat in an incumbent’s campaigns. Unlike California legislators whose districts are now drawn by a statewide commission, the AC Transit and BART board members draw up the districts in which they will stand for reelection.
Both agencies have released a series of public meetings to discuss redistricting.
Click here for information on AC Transit redistricting – including the public meeting schedule and two alternatives for drawing the maps of five wards
Click here for information on BART redistricting. BART has not yet released alternative maps for drawing its nine districts, but it has released information detailing about which districts must lose or gain population.