Redistricting at CR
Upon the release of U.S. Decennial Census Data, community college districts that use by-trustee area elections are required to evaluate whether their current trustee areas have approximately equal population, using the new census data. As a general rule, the variation in total population among trustee areas must not exceed 10%. No changes are needed if the total peak variation is less than 10%. If the total peak variation exceeds 10%, trustee area boundaries must be adjusted. This process is referred to as redistricting.
Redwoods Community College District hired local consulting firm, Planwest Partners, to study the 2020 Census data and determine whether the current trustee areas are population balanced. Planwest Partners presented the process and considerations in undergoing redistricting at the January 4 Board Meeting and January 15 Board Workshop, including proposed map options for the Board of Trustees and community consideration. The proposed map options will also be presented during the February 1, 2022 public hearing.
View the Redistricting Presentation.
See Population Summary Data.
Public Hearing Dates
The Redwoods Community College District will hold a public hearing on February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., at the Eureka Campus Board Room, College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka, CA 95501 to receive community input on proposed trustee area map adjustments.
Additional information on the redistricting process and/or the public hearing may be obtained by contacting Cynthia Petrusha, Executive Assistant at (707) 476-4170. The agenda will be posted on the District’s website www.redwoods.edu/board at least 72 hours before the scheduled start time of the meeting.