Santa Barbara County’s redistricting commission met for more than nine hours Saturday before choosing a final map that splits the county into five supervisorial districts using 2020 U.S. Census data.
Commissioners had previously chosen three “focus maps” from the ones submitted by the public, and on Saturday, they made modifications and ended up unanimously choosing a map with district boundaries that are different than any of the three focus maps.
As of Saturday night, the commission’s final preferred map could be viewed on the interactive map viewer here.
The preferred map groups the following communities together:
District 1: Part of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria Valley, Cuyama Valley
District 2: Part of Santa Barbara, eastern Goleta Valley, part of Goleta, Isla Vista
District 3: Part of Goleta, Gaviota Coast, Santa Ynez Valley, Buellton, Lompoc
District 4: Vandenberg Space Force Base, Vandenberg Village, Los Alamos, Garey, Sisquoc, Orcutt, part of Santa Maria
District 5: Part of Santa Maria, Guadalupe
The Santa Barbara County Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission is scheduled to meet again Wednesday to formally adopt the map.
The 6 p.m. meeting will be held in person at the County Administration Building’s Planning Commission Room, 123 E. Anapamu St.
All meetings can be viewed live via Zoom, with links on the agenda website here: https://drawsantabarbaracounty.org/calendar-agenda/.
The county redistricting page with the meeting calendar, draft maps and other information is available here: https://drawsantabarbaracounty.org/.
Scroll down to watch Saturday’s meeting from the Santa Barbara County YouTube page.
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