San Diego County Supervisors Set To Vote On Redistricting
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors are set to vote Tuesday today on new maps for their district boundaries.
The five proposed districts were formed by a commission that used 2010 census data, but the supervisors make the final decisions.
The census shows Latinos now make up more than a third of San Diego County's population, while Caucasians make up less than 50 percent.
The San Diego County Board is currently made up of five supervisors who are all white and all Republican. They have each held office for more than four terms.
An African American-Latino coalition plans to present a map to San Diego County Supervisors Tuesday, redrawing the lines around their South Bay district. County staff members are scheduled to address a plan put forth by the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, which says the proposed new districts violate the Voting Rights Act. The plan was submitted late, and staff has needed extra time to go over the new data.
The biggest change from the current configuration involves the landlocked area represented by Ron Roberts, which would move toward the coast and take La Jolla from Pam Slater-Price. The other districts would make minor adjustments.
The supervisors will also hear a presentation on how the realignment of state and local government functions enacted by Gov. Jerry Brown will affect the county, and they will consider limiting how many roosters will be allowed per property in unincorporated areas.
City News Service contributed to this report.