County districts on the clock

Still time to comment on Butte supervisor maps

With the deadline for redistricting fast approaching, the Butte County Board of Supervisors is still deliberating on how the boundaries will be redrawn.

The county has until Dec. 15 to set supervisorial districts. At a contentious special meeting on Nov. 22, the two latest draft maps—one presented up by Redistricting Partners, the firm hired to consult the county, and one offered by Supervisor Doug Teeter—were scrapped with a motion that includes instructions for the consultants to draw new maps that adhere to a list of conditions set forth by the conservative majority (see “Districting drama”).

Any new drafts will be made publicly available (at buttecounty.net/redistricting/Maps) three days before the board meets next Monday (Dec. 6), when they will be discussed. Any changes to maps at that meeting will then be published for the public to review by Dec. 10, with the supervisors making their final decisions at the Dec. 14 board meeting.

For information on how to submit a public comment, visit tinyurl.com/pubcomm or call (530) 552-3303.

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