This webpage and associated subpages shall remain active through December 15, 2031. Fresno County thanks all residents who actively participated in the 2021 Redistricting process.
What Is Redistricting?
Every ten years, supervisorial districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each Board of Supervisors member represents about the same number of constituents. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is usually released around March, but is expected to be delayed until the Fall of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the County of Fresno, the redistricting process must be completed by December 15, 2021.
Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires the County to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops, and doing public outreach, including to non-English-speaking communities.
Why Is Redistricting Important?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a supervisorial district for purposes of electing a Board of Supervisor member. 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.
What Criteria Will Be Used When Drawing District Lines?
Each district shall be substantially equal in total resident population to the other districts. District boundaries shall comply with the U.S. Constitution, California Constitution, and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, which generally prohibit using race as a predominate criteria for redrawing districts and prohibit diluting the voting rights of racial or language minority communities.
In addition, and to the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria in order of priority:
- Districts shall be geographically contiguous (each supervisorial district should share a common border with the next).
- The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities of interest shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
- The geographic integrity of cities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
- Districts shall have easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.).
- Where it does not conflict with numbers 1-4 above, district lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness.
Besides the above criteria, districts shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
How Can I Get Involved?
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, including suggested draft maps, through this website.
Members of the public may make public comment during the Commission meetings and public hearings. Comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per speaker unless interpretation is needed in which case the comment period will be four (4) minutes. A time limit for each public comment period may be established.
Procedures for a member of the public to testify during a Fresno County Board of Supervisors Public Hearing (November 2, 2021 or November 16, 2021 or submit written testimony:
Procedures for a member of the public to testify during a public hearing or submit written testimony:
Visit our Public Comments form: Community Input