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AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County is reaching out to residents whose homes were redrawn into a different supervisorial district during last year’s redistricting process. The new boundaries, which went into effect in January, relocated approximately 25,000 households. The county wants to make sure affected residents know their supervisor has changed along with their district designation.
Postcards will be sent through the mail this week to notify residents and the county has also developed an interactive district map on its website to further assist. Residents can simply add their home address to the map’s search bar to learn their district number and corresponding supervisor.
Placer County is partitioned into five districts and each district is represented by a supervisor who is elected to a four-year term in office by the residents of the district. Supervisors represent the county as a whole but also look out for the interests of their district’s residents. Each supervisor sends out a monthly newsletter to subscribers to share county news and information that is pertinent to constituents in their district.
The following is a list of districts and their elected supervisors:
- District 1 – Supervisor Bonnie Gore
- District 2 – Supervisor Robert Weygandt
- District 3 – Supervisor Jim Holmes, vice-chair
- District 4 – Supervisor Suzanne Jones
- District 5 – Supervisor Cindy Gustafson, board chair
The redistricting process is initiated once every 10 years following the U.S Census as required by the U.S. Constitution. The law states that district boundaries must be redrawn to account for shifts in population growth since the last census ensuring equal representation for citizens in compliance with the “one-person, one-vote” principle of the Voting Rights Act.
Residents are encouraged to get involved with county governance by attending their district’s Municipal Advisory Council meetings. These advisory bodies create a forum for the community to voice concerns and give formal input on projects and issues facing their local communities. Presently, there are 13 MACs that are composed of volunteers appointed by their county supervisor and approved by the entire Board of Supervisors. The MAC members work closely with their county supervisor and magnify the voices of even our most rural communities. Please be sure to check the county calendar for scheduled meeting dates and agendas.