The Foothill-De Anza Community College District (FHDA) Board of Trustees voted to move forward with Draft Map A at the public hearing on Jan. 10. The Board will consider the draft for adoption and how to sequence elections at the upcoming public hearing on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
In September, FHDA began hosting public hearings with the goal of gaining community input as the district transitions from at-large elections to a model divided geographically into trustee areas. Learn more about the redistricting decision and process here.
The Board is requesting public comment on Draft Map A and the sequencing of elections. These items will help to determine which two trustee areas should hold elections in 2022, and which three in 2024.
The Jan. 10 meeting reviewed the map drafts that had been deemed viable, Draft Map A and Draft Map C. The Board voted 4-1 for option A, stating they preferred Map A due to it aligning more closely with city boundaries. A recording of the hearing can be viewed here, and power point presentation here.
All previous hearings are also available for viewing at https://www.fhda.edu/trustee-areas/Timeline_Meetings.html.
In addition to attending the upcoming public hearing, residents can share input by completing the Communities of Interest Survey, emailing comments to email@example.com, or signing up for email updates. To sign up for updates, email firstname.lastname@example.org and write “keep me posted” in the subject line.
FHDA has also provided an online tool allowing community members to draw their own communities of interest or possible trustee area boundaries. You can find this tool at https://www.fhda.edu/trustee-areas/Mapping_Tool.html.