Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a division for purposes of electing a director.
The Board of Directors will seek input in selecting the next district map for the different divisions of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Directors how you think division boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.
You can contact Joel G. Pablo, Board Clerk at (831) 658-5652 or via e-mail at email@example.com to find out more about how the process works.
Where can I find a map of the current district boundaries?
You can find a map of the District’s current voter divisions here:
Division 5 (Northern Portion): https://www.mpwmd.net/wp-content/uploads/Division-5-NorthEnhanced.jpg
What criteria will our Board of Directors use when drawing voter division lines?
To the extent practicable, division lines will be adopted using the following criteria:
(1) Geographically contiguous divisions (each Board of Directors 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 Board of Directors notify the public about redistricting?
The Board of Directors 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. Redistricting Advisory Commission of public volunteers will be established to recommend revised maps. The Board of Directors will notify the public about a redistricting workshop to review the recommendations of the Committee, post proposed maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.
How can I get involved?
The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District will establish a Redistricting Advisory Commission to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. A public workshop to review the recommendations of the Committee will be posted on this page once a date is identified.
You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org