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Redistricting Process – Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their division lines to reflect how local populations have changed. As required by Elections Code section 22000 et seq., the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District must adjust the division lines to ensure the community is equally represented. The District will engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach.

What is redistricting?

Every ten years, division lines must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each district represents about the same number of constituents. The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District is responsible for drawing voter divisions. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which was released around March 31, 2021. For the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.

Why is Redistricting important?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a Director. You have an opportunity to share how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community by attending public hearings and providing input.

Stay Informed

Registration for receiving updates on the redistricting process is available here

How to Participate? 

Public hearings and/or workshops will be scheduled to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. You will also be able to submit public comments through this website.

Members of the public may make public comment during the Commission meetings and public hearings.  Comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker unless interpretation is needed in which case the comment period will be six (6) minutes.  A time limit for each public comment period may be establishe

Procedures for a member of the public to testify during a public hearing or submit written testimony:

Upon request, MPWMD will make a reasonable effort to provide written agenda materials in appropriate alternative formats, or disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings. MPWMD will also make a reasonable effort to provide translation services upon request. Submit requests to Joel G. Pablo, Clerk to the MPWMD Redistricting Advisory Commission at joel@mpwmd.net  or at (831) 658-5652. You may also reach Sara Reyes, Sr. Office Specialist with the Admin Services Division at (831) 658-5610.