COUNTY OF NEVADA REDISTRICTING PROCESS

Local governments use new census data every ten years to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and public outreach, including non-English-speaking communities.

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HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

Every Nevada County resident has an opportunity to participate in the Nevada County redistricting process. There are many ways to participate.

  • Attend public hearings. Hearings will be live broadcast on the County's website and local cable TV. Call-in to public hearings to make live comments by phone. All hearings will have a call-in option for the public to make comments to the commissioners. The phone number and process for calling in will be posted on each hearing agenda.  The next hearing is scheduled for Nov 9th.
  •  Submit eComments on a posted agenda on the County website. Agenda's are posted the Thursday before the public hearing at the Board of Supervisors meeting at www.mynevadacounty.com/boardmeetings
  •  Submit comments anytime via email to redistricting@co.nevada.ca.us. Comments will be available for the public and the commissioners to review.

As part of the redistricting process, the California FAIR MAPS Act includes neighborhoods and “Communities of Interest” as important considerations. California law defines Communities of Interest as “a population that shares common social or economic interests that should be included within a single district for purposes of its effective and fair representation. 

Nevada County Board of Supervisor District Boundaries must be redrawn every 10 years using U.S. Census data to make the five districts as equal in population as possible and that each member represents about the same number of constituents. The County encourages residents to participate by suggesting neighborhood and community of interest maps of areas that should be kept undivided and full five-district map suggestions for the whole county.  

Redistricting Draft Final Map

After receiving comments from members of the public and  Board members, four options were developed for the Boards' review.  Based on Board input, the final option was a blend of options 1 and 4.  The Board will approve the draft final map at the December 14th Board of Supervisors meeting at a public hearing at 10:30a.m.

Redistricting Draft Final Map 

Putting most of  North Bloomfield and Rock Creek Rd , Highway 20  areas Into District 1.  All of Cascade Shores, Banner Quaker to District 1.  Expand North end of District  2 to include Welsh Ln and LaBarr Meadows.  Mount Olive moved to District 1. Southwest portion from District 3 to District 4.  Alison Ranch areas to District 3, Bitney Corner area to District 4 ,  Loma Rica to District 3.

Use our web application  to toggle the options off and on by clicking on the layer in the legend. Click on the image to open the app.

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Static maps for the final draft map with population totals can be accessed below.

Public Comments Received

8/26/21

I live on Red Dog road, East of Banner Mountain, 5 miles + / - from Grass valley / Nevada city and I'm currently in district 5. I fail to see my commonality with the folks in Truckee, Soda Springs, Boca, Florston, etc with the exception of fire safety.  I feel a  better fit for me would be to be in district 1 or 3. No offence to district 2 and 5.

8/13/21

I am a resident of District 5, living in You Bet at on Autumn Oak Rd. I am part of a comparatively small community roughly between Highway 20 and 174 and east of the Greenhorn, much of the former Little York township.   While Richard Anderson was a great supervisor and attentive to the needs of our community, and I expect Supervisor Bullock to be the same, the fact remains that our community has different interests and concerns than the bulk of District 5 which is east of the Sierra and is centered around Truckee. Our primary concerns have to do, in no particular order, with wildfire suppression and evacuation, control of illegal cannabis and illegal mining, increases in property crime and road maintenance.  I have heard that District 5 will have to be shrunk to account for the increase in population around Truckee. If that is so, you may wish to consider moving our community to a different district.

11/3/21
  1. Option 3 comments-  In this option, it makes more sense to move You Bet Rd and Greenhorn to District 2 than the town of Washington as shown in Option 2.   Why move Pine Crest Drive north of Ball Road in Alta Sierra to District 1 as they seem like they are part of Alta Sierra? 
  1. Option 4 comments-  We like moving Bitney Springs to District 4 for continuity with the rest of the road.  Can the You Bet and Greenhorn road areas be moved into District 1 in this option?  

Public Hearings and Workshop

The Nevada County Redistricting Advisory Council will be meeting throughout 2021. Public hearings and workshops will be open to the public.  Nevada City sessions will be in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 950 Maidu Avenue.  The Truckee hearing will be in the Town Council's Chambers, 10183 Truckee Airport Road. 

Public Hearing and Workshop Calendar is set as: 

  • July 29th at 6:00 pm: Nevada City - Public Workshop Notice -  Agenda -  Presentation 
  • August 24th at 10:00 am: ** Note Change of venue- Board of Supervisors meeting held in Nevada City - Public Hearing - Notice - Presentation
  • November 9th: at the Board of Supervisors meeting held in Nevada City Public Hearing - Notice - Presentation
  • November 16th: at the Board of Supervisors meeting held in Nevada City
  • December 14th: at the Board of Supervisors meeting held in Nevada City - final map adoption.

HOW DO I SUBMIT COMMENTS?

Please feel free to submit any comments or feedback you have on the redistricting process.  redistricting@co.nevada.ca.us Responses will be shared with the public.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS?

We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email at: redistricting@co.nevada.ca.us, or by phone at 530-470-2540. 

WHAT IS THE PROJECT ACTIVITY TO DATE?

  • January 28, 2021 - County Counsel provided the Board of Supervisors with a redistricting informational presentation at their annual public workshop.
  • February 9, 2021 Board of Supervisors at their public meeting selects and implements redistricting County Staff Advisory Commission.
  • March 11, 2021 - County launches public redistricting information website (this site).
  • May 10th, 2021 - County Chief Information Officer submits Op-Ed public outreach letter to all major western and eastern county media outlets. The letter provides an overview of the redistricting process and invites the general public to participate and where to find more information on this website. 
  • July 19th, 2021 - Public Workshop and hearing calendar section updated.  Truckee meeting moved to August 24th date. 
  • July 23, 2021 - County launches DistrictR online Community of Interest mapping tool for public input.
  • August 24th, Public Hearing at Board of Supervisors meeting- watch meeting video here:  
  • October 20th, 2021 - Four map options released for public input, PDF version and online map application.

Public Media Outreach:

  • Nevada County News redistricting articles on dates of - 3/26, 5/14, 7/23, 8/27, 11/12
  • The Union Other Voices article on 5/10
  • Social Media posts to Nevada County's Facebook, Instagram, Nextdoor, Twitter  before each public hearing and on 7/29 and 11/8 (boosted)
  • KNCO radio weekly interviews on 5/12, 7/27, 8/23, 11/2, 11/8, 11/15
  • Supervisor Scofield's November District 2 news letter on redistricting 10/29
  • The Union and Sierra Sun newspaper public hearing notices run for several days before each public workshop.
  • The Union newspaper redistricting articles on 8/24, 11/9, 11/15
  • Sierra Sun redistricting article 11/11