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County hosted redistricting meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Aug. 31

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Map provided by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors 

Map featuring the current five districts and their five representatives. 

 

Grant Phillips, Ojai Valley News reporter

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, starting at 6 p.m., the first informative meeting on the redistricting process was held, hosted by Chris Stephens of Ventura, a retired county manager.  The meeting concluded at 7:16 p.m. after all public comments were made.

The meeting was recorded.

For more information, visit www.ventura.org/redistricting  . Any questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 805-654-2998.

 

The meeting was the first of five community meetings and will be available in both English and Spanish.

The meeting was to cover the basic criteria for determining redistricting, which includes:

1. Geographically contiguous districts

- Each supervisors district should share a common border with the next.

2. The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division

3. Geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes division

4. Easy identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers

- This includes rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.

5. Lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness

Community input is also being accepted through written comment started Sept. 1 at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any hard copy materials will be at Ventura County libraries, Oxnardlibraries, and the Blanchard Community Library in Santa Paula, beginning Sept. 6.

Additional, duplicative meetings held via Zoom on the initial redistricting efforts and will take place:

A Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing will be taking place Sept. 21 at 12:30 p.m. where county supervisors will receive public comments and an outreach update.

The board is expected to adopt their final map or provide direction to staff based on public comments by its Nov. 9 meeting.

Upcoming agendas, as well as meeting times, can be found on the Board of Supervisors website here: https://www.ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts/.

 

 

 

 

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