Foothill-De Anza Community College District September 13 public hearing update

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Updated Sept. 27, 2021

The second public hearing on communities of interest for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s move to trustee area elections will take place Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. Communities of interest will be considered in dividing the district into five trustee areas of roughly equal population size so voters in each are can elect a resident to serve on the board. The information will be incorporated into draft trustee area boundary maps that will be available for public review and comment in November, December and January. Additional information at

Published Sept. 16, 2021

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District (FHDA) is seeking community input as it plans to transition from at-large elections to a model divided geographically into trustee areas. You can learn more about the redistricting decision and process here.

The first of two public hearings occurred this week on September 13. The 45 minute hearing is available for viewing here.

The public hearing featured two representatives from Redistricting Partners, the demography consultant that is assisting the district. They reviewed the redistricting process, communities of interest, and provided a demonstration of how to use the drawing feature of the FHDA mapping tool. This feature is not yet available, but is expected by September 20

The presentation was followed by community input and questions, where a member of the public suggested an amendment to the resolution to include term limits for the Board of Trustees, citing the measure put in place by South West Community College, located in San Diego County, which was voted in with 88% support.

The public hearing concluded with questions and comments from board members Gilbert Wong, as well as Laura Casas, who was on the board when the 2019 resolution was created.

The next public hearing will take place Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m. The agenda and location information for the upcoming public hearings can be found here.