Every 10 years the California redistricting commission uses the updated census data to redraw California’s federal and state legislative districts. The last time this was done, Republican leaders lobbied the commission and gave us the gerrymandered 25th Congressional District we have today.

We have a chance to fix this and create districts that are equitable, compact, and represent the communities they serve. Districts that will be used for the next decade.

But time is running out

First-round drafts are in and they look good!

There are still some improvements that can be made but the districts combine communities of interest, are compact, and respect county lines.

We need you to contact the Commission during the final round of map drawing!

Meeting Schedule

Call at or around 7:30 PM for these meetings:

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 19, 2021, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Call at or around 2:30 PM for this meeting:

  • Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Call at or around 1:30 PM for these meetings:

  • Monday, November 22, 2021, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 9:300 AM – 2:30 PM

Call into a commission meeting AND email the commission using the instructions and talking points below.

Writing into the commission is easy:

Just go to the Community Input form by clicking the button below:

Once there, fill out the form using a couple of the talking points below. Select “Feedback on Commission’s Draft Maps” as your category. Please use your own words.

Calling into a commission meeting is easy:

  1. To give public comment during the meeting please go to the meeting live stream by visiting https://videossc.com/CRC/
  2. When the time comes dial the toll-free number listed under the video player.
  3. When prompted, enter the 11 digit Meeting ID number on the live streaming page.
  4. When prompted to enter a Participant ID simply press #
  5. Press *9 to raise your hand and enter the speaking queue.

When it is your turn to speak, you will hear a message that says, “The host would like you to talk, press * 6 to speak.” If you would like to give your name, please state and spell it for the record. You are not required to provide your name to give public comment.

Please make sure to mute your computer or live stream audio to prevent any feedback or distortion during your call. Once you are waiting in the queue, be alert for when it is your turn to speak and again please turn down the live stream volume.

We’re commenting on the visualizations for the congressional, assembly, and state senate districts that overlap the Santa Clarita Valley.

Congressional District – CD_AVSCV_DRAFT

  • Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Palmdale are three of the fastest-growing suburban cities in California. All of our cities give working families around LA County the chance to buy affordable homes and go to good schools.
  • We share transportation – the 14, the 5, and the Metrolink. And that’s important because we’re primarily residential, commuter cities. A lot of us work in the City of LA or near it and commute. Draft map “CD_AVSCV_DRAFT” is contiguous, it links communities of interest, and it respects the county borders. Most organizations have offices across the High Desert, including the Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley.
  • Our congressman tweeted that this redistricting commission is “actively seeking” to “eliminate” him because it’s not including Simi Valley in this district. His attempt to try to inject partisan politics into our non-partisan redistricting process is disappointing and unwanted. His supporters, calling in with a political agenda, cannot identify one common interest that is shared with our area and Simi Valley that isn’t shared with the rest of California. Simi Valley is in a different county and has nothing in common with us.
    • We ask that you listen carefully to their reasons for including Simi Valley with our district. They are hollow. For example, he has people calling saying we share water resources with Simi Valley and we do not. Or, they are things that are shared across California. For example, politically motivated people calling in and saying both areas are at risk from wildfires.

Assembly District – AD_SCV_DRAFT

  • Constituents across LA County deserve elected officials who can partner with LA county organizations to provide them with critical resources, just as most other areas of the county can obtain. The Assembly Draft map “AD_SCV_DRAFT” is geographically condensed and contiguous, and all areas share common interests.
  • Draft map “AD_SCV_DRAFT” is the optimal map for the communities of interest in Santa Clarita Valley and the North San Fernando Valley. These regions share workers, commuters, students attending CSUN, shoppers, and so much more. It respects the geographic integrity of LA and Ventura Counties and excludes Simi Valley, which is in the best interests of Simi residents.

State Senate District – SD_SCSFV_DRAFT

  • I am calling to generally voice my support for the State Senate draft map SD_SCSFV_DRAFT located in Northern LA County. However, I would like to see the district include more of the northern San Fernando Valley – including Granada Hills, Porter Ranch, and Northridge – instead of this awkward map that inexplicably includes Reseda, Van Nuys, and North Hollywood. I would ask that the line drawers test out a version of this district that would be more square and contiguous as opposed to being shaped like a weird key, conspicuously sidesteps parts of the northern San Fernando Valley that we are right next to.
  • Santa Clarita shares common interests with the northern San Fernando Valley. We are all largely suburban commuter cities to LA. Van Nuys and North Hollywood are far more dense and commercial than the northern San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.
  • In Santa Clarita, like in Northridge and Porter Ranch, we are far more residential – and if you visited, you would quickly see why it makes way more sense to combine northern San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley as opposed to dragging our district from Santa Clarita down nearly to Studio City. It doesn’t make any sense that our district surpasses Northridge in order to get to North Hollywood.
  • I ask that you draw a version of this district to include Northridge, Porter Ranch, and Granada Hills and to move Reseda, Van Nuys and North Hollywood into the map SD_EVENTSFV_DRAFT. Both maps would be more contiguous and would make far more sense.