Redistricting ‘Top Four’ maps revealed
The number of potential redistricting maps in the running for City Council consideration dwindles to five as the city of Sacramento gets closer to finalizing a new redistricting plan.
Maria MacGunigal, staff member for the Citizens Advisory Committee on Redistricting, said Tuesday that when the committee met on Monday, each member brought a list of “top five” and “bottom five” lists for discussion.
At the conclusion of the meeting, committee members had decided on the “top four contenders,” MacGunigal said, plus one more map that is still under consideration, but may be eliminated at the next advisory committee meeting.
City Council members will be on summer recess for two weeks starting Monday, however, the Advisory Committee on Redistricting will continue to meet to analyze the remaining maps and to prepare for a final recommendation to the City Council.
The advisory committee is expected to report to the City Council on July 12 with “anywhere from one to four” final maps for the council to consider, MacGunigal said.
The maps that have made it to this next round of eliminations were submitted by individuals, residents of Tahoe Park and East Sacramento, the African American Leadership Coalition, and even one anonymous submission.
The new set of maps being considered are (in no significant order) map numbers: 17, 24, 30, 31 and 35.
MacGunigal said updated map information will be available soon on the redistricting website, and the public is encouraged to review the information and comment to the advisory committee through the e-comment system on the website.
Advisory committee meetings are available online here.