Santa Barbara County’s redistricting commission adopted its final map Monday night that will be used to elect the Board of Supervisors for the next 10 years.
This is the first redistricting process for the Santa Barbara County Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission, which voters created by approving Measure G in 2018.
Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the map and the final legal report at the Monday night meeting, which was held over Zoom.
The new map was drawn using population data from the 2020 U.S. Census, and the five supervisorial districts are substantially different than the current map.
View the interactive map here to zoom in on district boundaries.
In the new map Guadalupe is paired with Santa Maria in a new Fifth District, and Isla Vista is linked with Santa Barbara in the Second District, rather than having Guadalupe and Isla Vista in the country-crossing Third District together.
Now that the map has been approved, it will be filed with the Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters and go into effect in 30 days, according to commission attorneys.
The redistricting commission website, drawsantabarbara.org, will stay up for 10 years as required by law, said Daniel Phillips, a redistricting consultant with National Demographics Corporation.
Commission Chair Glenn Morris said the group will be meeting again in early 2022 to gather suggestions from the public on how the redistricting process could be improved, “while they’re still fresh in our minds.”
Santa Barbara County Redistricting Commission Plan 822 Preferred Revised Plan
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