North State lines shift

Redistricting Commission significantly redraws maps for Congress, Legislature

Barring changes in the final phase, the North State will have significantly reconfigured districts for the U.S. Congress and the California Legislature over the next decade.

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission released draft maps for public comment last month and is holding meetings throughout December—accessible online via—to finalize the districts by Dec. 23.

As proposed, the congressional district that includes Butte County would shift southwesterly to add Glenn, Colusa, Yuba and Sutter County voters and remove Plumas, Sierra, Nevada and Placer County voters while retaining the northeast corner of California.

At the state level, our area’s Senate district would grow to cover all the areas above, essentially combining current District 4 (which Butte County occupies presently) and District 1. For the Assembly, Butte County would become unified at the southern end of a northeastern district. Now, the Ridge is a dividing line between District 1 (currently home of Assemblywoman Megan Dahle and extending to the Oregon border) and District 3 (extending past Yuba City, home of Assemblyman James Gallagher).

The redistricting commission must submit certified maps to the California Secretary of State no later than Dec. 27.

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