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File #: 21-0071    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Board of Directors Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/14/2021 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of Redistricting Advisory Committee Nominations, Guidelines and Procedures, and First Meeting Agenda.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Draft 031721 RAC Agenda, 2. *Supplemental Agenda Memorandum, 3. *Supplemental Attachment 1: Nominee Background Information, 4. Handout 4.2-A: PowerPoint

Approval of Redistricting Advisory Committee Nominations, Guidelines and Procedures, and First Meeting Agenda.

A. Approve the nominations for appointment to the Santa Clara Valley Water District 2021 Redistricting Advisory Committee;
B. Review and approve the recommended guidelines, direction and procedures for the Redistricting Advisory Committee, Water staff, and Board of Directors; and
C. Review and approve the agenda for the Redistricting Advisory Committee's first meeting, on March 17, 2021.

Section 7.7 of the District Act, in addition to federal and state law, requires that boundaries of electoral districts must be adjusted before the first day of November of the year following each decennial federal census is taken. Adjustment of electoral districts is usually accomplished through the completion of a redistricting study to ensure that each modified district meets the United States Supreme Court's one-person, one-vote test (which requires electoral districts to be apportioned according to population) and to ensure compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act. During the December 8th, 2020 Board meeting, the Board of Directors authorized the establishment of the Redistricting Advisory Committee (RAC) to assist with the following: 1) the completion of a redistricting study in an inclusive, transparent and comprehensive manner; and 2) to encourage community input in the redistricting process. At its December 8th meeting, the Board also acted on several guidelines presented by staff as well as the recommended meeting schedule for the RAC.

With the authorization to form the RAC, the Board is now asked to approve the nominations of the individuals for appointment to the RAC. Because nominations were still in progress at the time of preparation for this report, the names of those nominated individuals will be available and published in a supplemental staff repo...

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