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Report ID: 21-029c   
Type: Regular - External Affairs
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 12/8/2021 Final action: 12/8/2021
Recommended Action: Consider receiving an overview of draft plans for the redistricting of AC Transit's five wards.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1. Redistricting Plan 1, 3. Att.2. Redistricting Plan 2, 4. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Linda A. Nemeroff, District Secretary
SUBJECT: Draft Redistricting Plans

BRIEFING ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider receiving an overview of draft plans for the redistricting of AC Transit's five wards.
Body

STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

There is no strategic importance associated with this report.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no budgetary/fiscal impact associated with this report.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

The purpose of this report is to introduce the two initial redistricting plans. These plans will serve as a basis for public review at upcoming public workshops in January and will provide a foundation in the development of additional plans that will be presented to the Board later in the redistricting process. Both plans meet the equal population requirement to the extent practicable (equal population is 314,596 per ward).

The population summary provided below shows that population adjustments will be required in every ward even though Wards 1 and 3 are within range of the ideal population figure.

Ward
Ideal Population
Actual Population
Population Deviation Numeric
Population Deviation %|1010|314,596
315,110
514
.163|1010|314,596
322,305
7,709
2.45|1010|314,596
314,432
-164
-.052|1010|314,596
312,633
-1,983
-.0624|1010|314,596
308,502
-6,094
-1.937

As presented in Staff Report 21-029b, Redistricting Plans 1 and 2 reflect boundary adjustments in line with the following:

* Ward 1/Ward 2 Boundary: Very minor changes in Berkeley
* Ward 2/Ward 3 Boundary: Moderate changes in Oakland
* Ward 3/Ward 4 Boundary: Because Ward 5 will expand further into Hayward, Ward 4 will expand further into Ward 3 in San Leandro
* Ward 4/Ward 5 Boundary: Ward 5 will expand further into Ward 4 in Hayward

A general description of the proposed changes outlined in Plans 1 and 2 (with maps provided in Attachments 1 and 2 of this report) are summarized below.

Plan 1 - Summary of Proposed Changes

Ward 1 & Ward 2 ...

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