Elections

Overview

Area-Based Elections
Redistricting based on New Census Data

In November 2020, Central San transitioned from an at-large to an area-based election system which will be in effect for the 2022 election cycle. With the 2020 Census now complete, the District will review the boundaries and reshape the division map with the latest data as required and will hold a series of public hearings.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input regarding the REDISTRICTING of Director Division map boundaries that were formed in the fall of 2020 that set a preliminary election boundary map and sequence. With the 2020 Census completed, the District will review the boundaries and reshape the map as required with the latest data.

2020 Sequencing Election Map

At the conclusion of the November 18, 2021 public hearing, the Central San Board of Directors provided direction to the demographer and staff to finalize the “Purple Map” for final consideration and adoption at the December 2, 2021 Regular Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m.

Purple 2021 II no Overlay

To view other divisional maps that were considered during the public hearings,  select the Proposed Maps in the table below.

Public Meetings

Central San welcomes all interested parties to participate in the public hearing(s) and/or express their opinion on the boundary redistricting. The following meetings will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room at Central San, 5019 Imhoff Place in Martinez:

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, October 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (canceled)
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

How to Participate

Members of the public wishing to participate and/or provide public comment for the October 4 public hearing may do so as follows:

  1. Send an email before or during the meeting: Please direct your email to Katie Young, Secretary of the District, at sod@centralsan.org. Any comments will be read aloud at the meeting.

  2. Attend the meeting in person: Meetings will be held in Central San’s Multi-Purpose Room at 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez. If you choose to attend a meeting in person, please note that face coverings are required.
  3. Observe the meeting online: All meetings will be livestreamed on our website at centralsan.org. Please note that the livestream does not offer the option to comment during the meeting.  To comment during the meeting, please use option 1 or 4.a.
  4. Join the meeting online: If you would like to join the meeting as a virtual participant to view and provide verbal or written comments, please contact the Secretary of the District at sod@centralsan.org.
    1. Please submit an online Speaker/Comment Card available at centralsan.org/elections before or during the meeting. Speaker cards help ensure an orderly process so that everyone has the opportunity to speak. You will be called upon to share your verbal comments during the meeting.  Written comments will be read aloud.

We appreciate your being part of this process and we value your input. If you have any questions, residents are invited to call 925-229-7303 or send an email to sod@centralsan.org.

Proposed Maps

Central San has developed multiple draft maps. Each PDF file has two pages — the first is the map, the second is the demographic profile of the proposed election divisions.

Map adopted by Board resolution following the November 16, 2020, public hearing: 

103b: city focus, with pairing, alternative south, with revised election sequence

Proposed Maps based on 2020 Census Data:

Questions?

If you have questions or for more information, contact the Secretary of the District at sod@centralsan.org or (925) 229-7303.