County Begins Redistricting Process

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(Best Syndication News) The County of San Bernardino has begun a redistricting process now that final numbers have been provided from the U.S. Census. The county, which does this every 10 years, is looking for public input.

The 2010 Census found that there are has 2,035,210 residents living within the borders. The Board of Supervisors must now parse the information to determine their supervisory districts.

The districts need to of equal population, with deviations as close to zero as possible. The deviation between the largest and smallest district should not exceed three percent.

While respecting community boundaries, the districts need to be contiguous.

David Wert, spokesperson for the county, tells Best Syndication that the “District borders shall follow visible natural and man-made geographical and topographical features to the degree possible given the total criteria.”

Currently the high desert is part of the first district. The public is encouraged to get involved in the process at : www.sbcounty.gov/redistrict.

By: Dan Wilson

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