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Summary: The City of San Ramon is beginning the process of re-drawing the district lines for future City Council elections, based on new data from the 2020 Census.

 History of Redistricting in San Ramon

The City of San Ramon began the process of moving to district-based elections on February 12, 2019, with a Resolution of Intent to move from at-large elections to district-based elections for the Mayor and all City Council seats.

The process of moving to District Elections concluded on June 25, 2019, with the adoption of an ordinance amending the San Ramon Municipal Code to establish a District Election process. The first District Election took place in November 2020, with the Mayor elected at-large, and two City Councilmembers elected by district (Districts 1 & 3). In November 2022, the Mayoral seat will again be elected at-large, and Councilmembers for District 2 & 4 will be elected by district.

For more information on the 2019 District Elections implementation process, click here.

San Ramon Districts 2021

To look up your district by address, click here.

 Redistricting Process Overview

The 2022 Redistricting process was initiated by the release of 2020 Census block-level redistricting data.

On May 11, 2021, the San Ramon City Council voted to take the lead on the redistricting process.

Read the Staff Report (pages 64–77)

Watch the City Council Meeting (item begins at 2:06:31)

Staff retained the service of special legal counsel, and a demographer, to assist in the redistricting efforts.

Under the Fair Maps Act, four (4) public hearings must be conducted as part of the redistricting process. These public hearings will take place at City Council meetings* on the following dates:

 Public Hearing Schedule

Hearing
City Council Meeting Date
Hearing 1: Education and Introduction of Public Outreach
View Meeting Agenda
View Staff Report
 Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Hearing 2: Consideration of Public Input and Preliminary Discussion  Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Hearing 3: Consideration of Draft Maps and Direction on Refinement
 Thursday, February 17, 2022
Hearing 4: Consideration of Final Maps
 Tuesday, March 22, 2022

*Live translation will be provided upon request. Requests must be made 72 hours before the scheduled meeting. To make a request, email [email protected] or call 925-973-2539.

Public Comment Instructions

 Public Hearing # 1 - Education and Introduction of Public Outreach

On November 9, 2021, the City Council held the first Public Hearing on the redistricting process. Demographer Michael Wagaman presented an overview of the redistricting process, including the timeline, an explanation of redistricting, opportunities for public input, and more.

 

 Public Hearing # 2 - Consideration of Public Input and Preliminary Discussion

The second Public Hearing on the redistricting process will take place as part of the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7 p.m.

The City Council will receive additional input on communities of interest and establish priorities for redistricting criteria. Residents are encouraged to attend to help identify key communities. Comments received from the public will be considered by the City Council when providing direction to the demographer, who will develop the first set of draft maps for the next public hearing.

 Public Hearing # 3 - Consideration of Draft Maps and Direction on Refinement

The third Public Hearing on the redistricting process will take place as part of a Special City Council Meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7 p.m.

The demographer will present draft maps to the City Council for discussion and public comment. Residents are encouraged to attend to provide feedback on the draft maps. Comments received from the public will be considered by the City Council when providing direction to the demographer.

 Public Hearing # 4 - Consideration of Final Maps

The fourth Public Hearing on the redistricting process will take place as part of the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7 p.m.

The demographer will present updated maps to the City Council for discussion and public comment. Residents are encouraged to attend to provide feedback on the updated maps. The City Council may choose to adopt one of the updated maps as presented, or provide direction to the demographer for further refinements.

If the City Council requests changes to the maps, additional public hearings may be scheduled as needed.

 Redistricting Deadline

The City of San Ramon is required to adopt a final district map by April 17, 2022.

 How to Participate

 Mapping Tools and Resources

  • Baseline Maps of San Ramon
    This series of maps represent San Ramon by Geography, Current Districts as Adopted, Current Districts with Annexation, Current Districts (Adjusted) with 2020 Census Geography, Census Geography, Population by Census Block, Race/Ethnicity Dot Density, Home Owner Associations, Land Use, Lighting and Landscaping Zones, Parcels, Police (4 Beat), Police (5 Beat), Police (6 Beat), Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Subdivisions, Zoning, and Slices.

  • Interactive Google Map of San Ramon
    This Google map can be used to understand more demographic information about a particular area within the City of San Ramon.

 Previous Meetings and Documents

City Council Meeting, May 11, 2021:

Agenda Item 10.2
The 2021-2022 Redistricting Process and Community Outreach for Future City Council Member District  Boundaries; Potential Direction to Staff on Whether to Use a Redistricting Commission and, If One is Selected, the Type of Redistricting Commission

Read the Staff Report (pages 64–77)

Watch the City Council Meeting (item begins at 2:06:31)

Action taken: The City Council received the staff report, invited public comment, and voted to take the lead on the redistricting process.

 

City Council Meeting, Sep 28, 2021:

Agenda item 10.1
2021/2022 Redistricting Process and Community Outreach for Future Council Member District Boundaries Update

Watch the City Council Meeting (item begins at 21:56)

Action taken: The City Council received the report, asked informational questions of staff, and invited Public Comment. No additional action was required at this meeting.

 

 Questions or Comments?

Contact:
[email protected]
(925) 973-2539


 Frequently Asked Questions

What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In the City of San Ramon, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the City of San Ramon, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.
Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember. The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

You can contact the City Clerk at [email protected] or 
(925) 973-2539 to find out more about how the process works.

What do the existing council districts look like?
You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here: sanramon.ca.gov/findyourdistrict
What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each city council 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 its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?
The City Council will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public hearings will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.
How can I get involved?

The City Council will be holding hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Those hearings will be held on:

Hearing
City Council Meeting Date
Hearing 1: Education and Introduction of Public Outreach
View Meeting Agenda
View Staff Report
 Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Hearing 2: Consideration of Public Input and Preliminary Discussion  Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Hearing 3: Consideration of Draft Maps and Direction on Refinement
 Thursday, February 17, 2022
Hearing 4: Consideration of Final Maps
 Tuesday, March 22, 2022

 You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: [email protected]

Where can I find out more?
The City maintains a webpage on the city’s redistricting process here: sanramon.ca.gov/redistrict_2022