Senate Bill 594 (Glazer)
The County of San Diego Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) approved a Resolution in support of Senate Bill 594 (Glazer) that acknowledges that:
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been unavoidable and unforeseen delays in the U.S. Census Bureau’s release and dissemination of P.L. 94-171 decennial census data to all jurisdictions, now anticipated by September 30, 2021, which significantly curtails the amount of time available for the IRC to draw draft maps and receive public comment; and
- The IRC desires to protect, to the extent possible, opportunities for robust public participation by protecting the public comment timing requirements as required by law; and
- Senate Bill 594 (Glazer) as amended on March 4, 2021, provides the IRC some relief from the delays by clarifying that the IRC’s deadline for adopting a final map is December 15, 2021, with the period for referendum commencing thereafter; and resolves that
- The IRC intends to work with the bill’s author, all residents and communities of interest of San Diego County, and other jurisdictions impacted by these delays, to come up with a reasonable solution, and propose additional amendments, that will maximize the period of time that the public can have to participate in the development of the boundaries of the new supervisorial district maps before being adopted by the IRC; and
- That the Chair of the IRC with the assistance of Staff has taken all steps necessary to transmit this letter to Senator Glazer, author of SB 594, on August 22, 2021.
On June 11, 2021, Chair David Bame, on behalf of the Commission, submitted a proposed amendment for adopting the redistricting plan to Senator Glazer and Senator Toni Atkin's Office.
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