The Board of Supervisors created the nine-member District Lines Advisory Committee after voters changed the County Charter in November 2012. The change requires that only voters within a district can elect a supervisor who lives in that same district to represent them. Under the prior system voters countywide elected all five supervisors.
With heightened interest in district-based elections, the Board of Supervisors tasked the Committee with hearing public comment, studying current and potential boundaries and recommending possible adjustments. The District Lines Advisory Committee would like to hear from the public regarding potential changes to the supervisorial boundaries.
The public is invited to view draft maps that show potential changes to the boundaries of San Mateo County’s five supervisorial districts. The maps represent a preliminary attempt to redraw boundaries based on comments by the San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee and input by the public to date.
The District Lines Advisory Committee meets Thursday, August 8, in the East Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 2415 University Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the meeting you can share your comments about the proposed boundaries and your ideas for potential adjustments.
Visit San Mateo County District Advisory Committee to view the draft maps and the agenda for Thursday's meeting. You will also find background information and videos and transcripts of past meetings. The site is updated frequently.
Following this meeting, the Committee is scheduled to meet four additional times: Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 24. At the meeting on the 24th it is anticipated the Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.
You still have time to draw your own districts and submit your maps. Visit San Mateo County District Advisory Committee for details.