SANTA CLARITA – SCV Water is undertaking a review of electoral division boundaries, as required by state law. A virtual public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. The hearing will introduce the redistricting process, provide an opportunity for community input, and share proposed mapping options for division boundaries. No action will be taken at this first meeting, so further opportunity for public input is available.
Census data from 2020 shows the current division boundaries still result in an almost perfectly balanced population distribution, with less than 1% difference between any of the three.
The redistricting process must maintain connections within communities, consider the geography and topography, such as natural and man-made boundaries, as well as the cohesiveness and integrity of the area, and address planned future growth. The process must also not draw divisions to favor or disfavor political incumbents, candidates, or political parties.
To attend the meeting, the agenda with Zoom link can be found at https://yourscvwater.com/wp- content/uploads/2022/01/SCV-Water-Special-Board-Meeting-Packet-January-25-2022.pdf
For more information, visit www.yourSCVwater.com.
What is redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of adjusting the boundaries of election districts for cities, counties, school boards, and water agencies. Local governments must redistrict following population shifts based on federal census data once every ten years to ensure communities have equal access to political representation. This process is important in ensuring each elected board member represents about the same number of constituents and in determining which neighborhoods and communities are grouped into divisions to elect representatives.
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About SCV Water:
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) is a full-service regional water agency located in the Santa Clarita Valley. SCV Water provides water service to approximately 75,000 business and residential customers. It was formed on January 1, 2018, when local water suppliers combined into one integrated, regional water provider. More information can be found at www.yourSCVwater.com
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