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Pleasanton split in proposed final redistricting map for Alameda County Board of Supervisors

South side of city would move into District 1; rest would remain in District 4

Recommended new district map for Alameda County Board of Supervisors would divide Pleasanton among two supervisorial districts instead of keeping all of the city in the same district as is currently the case. (Image courtesy of Alameda County)

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will review the final county supervisorial redistricting map that will determine which communities and cities are represented by which elected supervisor.

Done every decade to reflect updated census data, the redistricting process is intended to ensure that each supervisor represents the same number of constituents, but it can be controversial due to the challenges of ensuring equal access to county services across neighborhoods with different income levels and different racial and ethnic demographics.

According to the Alameda County Coalition for Fair Redistricting, the county has legal requirements to meet, including: Keeping district populations balanced within 5% deviations; not segregating minority populations into isolated districts; contiguity, not unreasonably splitting voting boundaries; keeping community of interests in a single area; and keeping city and census-designated places united.

According to the final map, released Friday night as part of the Board of Supervisors packet, Oakland is split into three districts, Districts 3, 4 and 5, and Fremont and Pleasanton are split into two.

Pleasanton's boundary, which currently aligns with the city limits, has been redrawn on the south side of the city, moving a portion from District 4 into District 1, which includes Sunol and parts of Fremont.

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Portions of north Fremont have been moved from District 1 into District 2, which includes Hayward and Union City, and a portion to the south has been split between District 1 and District 2.

The redistricting ordinance is scheduled to be reviewed at noon, with final approval set for Dec. 14.

Visit redistricting2021.acgov.org/maps/ to see the final map.

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Pleasanton split in proposed final redistricting map for Alameda County Board of Supervisors

South side of city would move into District 1; rest would remain in District 4

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The Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will review the final county supervisorial redistricting map that will determine which communities and cities are represented by which elected supervisor.

Done every decade to reflect updated census data, the redistricting process is intended to ensure that each supervisor represents the same number of constituents, but it can be controversial due to the challenges of ensuring equal access to county services across neighborhoods with different income levels and different racial and ethnic demographics.

According to the Alameda County Coalition for Fair Redistricting, the county has legal requirements to meet, including: Keeping district populations balanced within 5% deviations; not segregating minority populations into isolated districts; contiguity, not unreasonably splitting voting boundaries; keeping community of interests in a single area; and keeping city and census-designated places united.

According to the final map, released Friday night as part of the Board of Supervisors packet, Oakland is split into three districts, Districts 3, 4 and 5, and Fremont and Pleasanton are split into two.

Pleasanton's boundary, which currently aligns with the city limits, has been redrawn on the south side of the city, moving a portion from District 4 into District 1, which includes Sunol and parts of Fremont.

Portions of north Fremont have been moved from District 1 into District 2, which includes Hayward and Union City, and a portion to the south has been split between District 1 and District 2.

The redistricting ordinance is scheduled to be reviewed at noon, with final approval set for Dec. 14.

Visit redistricting2021.acgov.org/maps/ to see the final map.

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