Solano Community College District Redistricting, 2021-2022
What is Redistricting?
Note: Remaining meetings will be held virtually
Redistricting is the process of reviewing census data and drawing district lines and trustee representative areas. It is done every 10 years after the release of US Census data. In addition to congressional and legislative areas conducting redistricting, California community colleges must also engage in the process of redistricting.
Solano CCD has hired Wagaman Strategies to facilitate the process of determining district area lines for the seven trustee representative areas. The process will begin with an initial hearing at the December 1, 2021 Governing Board meeting followed by additional hearings at the January 19, 2022 and February 2, 2022 Governing Board meetings. These meetings are open to the public and will serve as “hearings” in the process of redistricting.
December 1, 2021 hearing: Education and preliminary direction.
(Virtual) January 19, 2022 hearing: Consideration of public and draft maps with direction on preferred options and refinements.
(Virtual) February 2, 2022 hearing: Consideration of potential final plans.
Notice of hearings will be provided five days in advance and plans will be published seven days in advance of the hearings at this website. Input may be submitted in writing by email to Redistricting2021@solano.edu or by U.S. Mail to:
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Bldg. 600- S-P Office
Fairfield, CA 94534
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a board member. The Board of Trustees will seek input in selecting the next district map for our Trustee districts. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Trustees how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.
What do the existing Trustee districts look like?
You can find a map of Solano Community College Governing Board District Boundaries here:
What criteria will our Board of Trustees use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each trustee district should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
How will our Board of Trustees notify the public about redistricting?
The Board of Trustees will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public hearings will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. The Board of Trustees will notify the public about redistricting hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.
How can I get involved?
The Board of Trustees will be holding hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Those hearings will be held on:
- Hearing 1 (December 1): Education and providing preliminary direction.
- Hearing 2 Virtual (January 19): Consideration of public and draft maps with direction on preferred options and
- Hearing 3 Virtual (February 2): Consideration of potential final plans. If needed, additional changes made “live”
during the hearing. Scheduled before the final regular meeting before the adoption deadline in case there are any delays in the final vote.
You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: Redistricting2021@solano.edu
Where can I find out more?
The County maintains a webpage on the county’s redistricting process here: https://redistricting.solanocounty.com/