The League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale is hosting an online event this Thursday to discuss Sunnyvale’s redistricting efforts.
All cities with district-based election systems, like Sunnyvale, must redistrict after each Census to ensure equal representation. In 2019, the City of Sunnyvale adopted district boundaries using 2010 Census population counts. Now Sunnyvale must re-draw its six Council district boundaries using new 2020 Census data.
The Sunnyvale City Council recently passed the ordinance to establish a Redistricting Commission TO facilitate the process of adjusting Council district boundaries for elections between 2022 and 2030. As part of the Commission, members will submit 3-5 draft map proposals to Council based on community input and select one preferred map.
The redistricting event will take place this Thursday, April 29 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the event, Sunnyvale Deputy City Manager Jaqui Guzman and LWV of Cupertino-Sunnyvale Co-President Elaine Manley will discuss the redistricting process, how residents can participate, and the new Redistricting Commission and how to apply.