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2011 REDISTRICTING

 Plan B xxxxPlan A xxxxPlan SP-10xxxxPlan SP-7.5 x

On May 23, 2011, the Redistricting Advisory Commission unanimously recommended that redistricting “Plan B” be proposed for approval by the City Council. Redistricting Plan B and various associated data tables are below. A full report transmitting this Commission recommendation is available here.

On August 23, 2011, the City Council approved (10-1-0, Constant opposed) the recommendations of the 2011 Redistricting Advisory Commission. An ordinance establishing new City Council District boundaries will become effective on October 13, 2011.

Redistricting Plans

As various redistricting plans were completed by the Redistricting Advisory Commission, or otherwise presented to the Commission, these plans were posted below. For ease of identification, the plan naming system consisted of a sequential letter of the alphabet (i.e., A, B). One exception to this system is with respect to two staff-prepared “starting point” plan exercises requested by the Redistricting Advisory Commission at its March 28, 2011 and April 4, 2011 meetings. These “starting point” plan exercises are referenced as “SP-7.5” and “SP-10”, as they apply a population variation among City Council Districts of 7.5% and 10%, respectively. These “starting point” plan exercises were specifically intended to help visualize and initiate discussion on areas potentially affected by the redistricting process.

In addition, two other “starting point” plan exercises (“SP-1” and “SP-5”) were prepared and presented at the March 28, 2011 meeting. However, action by the Redistricting Advisory Commission at that same meeting, requesting inclusion of several former unincorporated County pockets in the City of San Jose’s population for redistricting purposes, effectively rendered these early plan exercises invalid (i.e., based upon different population figures). In any case, these plan exercises are still accessible from our redistricting plans archive.

For a chronology and comparison of key data associated with all plans, including comparison with select historical plans from the 2001 redistricting effort, please select the link above. For your convenience, and depending upon specific needs, a map of each plan is provided in two sizes: “large” (34 x 44 inches) and “small” (11 x 17 inches). Plans are also accompanied by certain descriptive and statistical information, in order to facilitate ready plan evaluation and comparison.

Population Transfer Areas

“Population Transfer Areas” are geographic areas where boundary changes were considered during the redistricting process. The Population Transfer Areas concept was introduced in San Jose’s 2001 redistricting effort, and has proven a convenient record-keeping system that facilitates awareness and comparison of the impacts of various redistricting alternatives by stakeholders. Each population transfer area included a unique alpha-numeric identifier (e.g., 5-8(a)), in accordance with a defined naming system, and associated census data indicating the number of persons that would be moved from one City Council District to another within a given area.

For your convenience, a detailed, letter-size map of each Population Transfer Area developed by the Redistricting Advisory Commission is provided in a series of hyperlinks listed here.

REDISTRICTING - PLAN B (APPROVED)

Plan Date: 5/23/2011
Plan Maps (Large) (Small)
Population Variation
Population Transfer Areas (Table)
Race and Ethnicity Comparison
xxxHispanic Inclusive
xxxHispanic Exclusive

REDISTRICTING - PLAN A

Plan Date: 5/19/2011
Plan Maps (Large) (Small)
Population Variation
Population Transfer Areas (Table)
Race and Ethnicity Comparison
xxxHispanic Inclusive
xxxHispanic Exclusive

REDISTRICTING - PLAN EXERCISE SP-10

Plan Date: 4/11/2011
Plan Maps (Large) (Small)
Population Variation
Population Transfer Areas (Table)
Race and Ethnicity Comparison
xxxHispanic Inclusive
xxxHispanic Exclusive

REDISTRICTING - PLAN EXERCISE SP-7.5

Plan Date: 4/4/2011
Plan Maps (Large) (Small)
Population Variation
Population Transfer Areas (Table)
Race and Ethnicity Comparison
xxxHispanic Inclusive
xxxHispanic Exclusive

 

 

 

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Press Release 5/11
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