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County of Orange releases possible new districts for County supervisors

Just as the Citizens Redistricting Commission is beavering away redrawing Assembly, State Senate, and Congressional Districts after last year’s Census (as required by law), so the County of Orange is working to redraw and rebalance districts for its supervisors.

It’s important that you make your opinion known!

Proposed maps submitted for consideration are available online.

The County has also made available a website that will not only show the different proposals, but will also display the city and school district boundaries to help you pick out the ones you like, and the ones you don’t like.

My most important personal criterion for redistricting is to keep the small communities in northwest Orange County together in the same district. Using the online map and that criterion, my first cut at acceptable maps are Proposal 2, Proposal 3, Proposal 4, Proposal 5, and Proposal 7.

Here is Proposal 7, which groups the small border communities with Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Buena Park, and Stanton:

Proposal 7 for new supervisorial districts in Orange County. Graphic courtesy of the County of Orange, California.
Proposal 7 for new supervisorial districts in Orange County. Graphic courtesy of the County of Orange, California.

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach seem too far a stretch to me, so Proposal 7 would not be at the top of my acceptable list.

Here is Proposal 5, which groups the small border communities with Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, and most of Garden Grove:

Proposal 5 for new supervisor districts for Orange County. This proposal groups the small border communities with Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, and most of Garden Grove. Graphic courtesy of County of Orange.
Proposal 5 for new supervisor districts for Orange County. This proposal groups the small border communities with Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, and most of Garden Grove. Graphic courtesy of County of Orange.

This is closer to the top of my acceptable list.

Spend some time yourself looking at all the proposals, come up with your own criteria for liking some and disallowing others, and submit a comment!

You can submit comments using an online form, by sending an email to [email protected], or by calling 1-714-834-6000.