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Districting

Districting Background

The Board of Trustees is currenly elected through "at-large" elections where residents vote for all candidates running for a Board seat, and the elected Trustees represent the entire District.

Over the past year, American River Flood Control District has explored the option to change to a district-based electoral system for selecting Trustees of the Board. In this system, candidates will run in one of five separate areas of the District. Voters in each area then elect their Board member, who must also live in that area. 

Transitioning to this new system will ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act and help encourage a diverse set of perspectives on the Board of Trustees. To ensure equal representation for all neighborhoods, the Board of Trustees waited until after the 2020 United States Census to begin this transition. 

Transition Timeline

The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion process. The Board of Trustees will be making decisions regarding districting primarily during regular Board meetings, which are open to the public and include opportunites for the public to provide comments. All Public Hearings will be located at 185 Commerce Circle, Sacramento, CA 95815 at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

If you have specific questions or feedback about the districting process, please feel free to email arfcd@arfcd.org

December 13, 2019  

The Board of Trustees adopted Resolution 2019-06, a Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the American River Flood Control District of Intention to Transition from At-Large to By-District Elections and Setting Forth the Process for the Transition.

July 14, 2023 (Public Hearing #1)

At the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting, there will be a public presentation on the districting process. The public is invited to participate and share their thoughts on the process and how areas should be group together. 

July 14, 2023 Board Meeting.mp4

August 11, 2023 (Public Hearing #2)

A public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting where members of the public are invited to participate and share their thoughts on the process and how areas should be grouped together. The Board of Trustees will provide input and give direction on which map to prepare as a draft.

August 11, 2023 Public Hearing #2.mp4

September 15, 2023 (Public Hearing #3)

A public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting where members of the public are invited to comment on draft map scenarios. The Board of Trustees will provide input and give direction on any revisions needed and narrow down the draft map selection.  

October 13, 2023 (Public Hearing #4)

A public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting where members of the public are invited to comment on draft map scenarios. The Board of Trustees will provide input and give direction on which map to prepare as a final draft.

November 10, 2023 (Public Hearing #5, if needed)

The Board of Trustees will receive public comment at the scheduled Board of Trustees meeting and adopt a final map.

Draft Maps

In accordance with Elections Code § 10010, the draft maps and proposed voting divisions up for election in 2024 must be published at least seven days prior to the first Public Hearing.

Click here to view draft maps

September 15, 2023

ARFCD Map 1.pdfARFCD Map 2 - Out of Consideration.pdfARFCD Map 3.pdf

 October 13, 2023

ARFCD Map 1.pdfARFCD Map 3.pdfARFCD Map 4.pdfARFCD Map 5.pdfARFCD Map 6.pdfARFCD Map 7.pdf