(Santa Ana, CA) – The Board of Trustees of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) will hold a Community Hearing on Wednesday, October 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the District Office Board Room at 2323 N. Broadway in Santa Ana.
The Community Hearing will provide members of the public the opportunity to review and comment on revised boundaries of the trustee areas for RSCCD.
Every ten years, following the U.S. Census, district lines are redrawn to assure that all districts have nearly equal population. Populations change over a decade and RSCCD's population continues to change in size. If districts are redrawn to keep communities intact, people are better able to elect representatives who will represent their interests.
The district will hold up to three public hearings to present draft proposals of new Trustee Areas and to get input from residents, students, and stakeholders to determine which map should be the new Trustee Area Map for the next 10 years. This input will help the Board of Trustees make the decision on which map will be chosen. The California Fair Maps Act requires the Board to work with the public to get input to draw fair maps that will benefit the community. So while the Board of Trustees' makes the decision, it is with community suggestions and input.
The deadline to have a map approved and submitted to the Orange County Registrar of Voters is February 28, 2022. The board approval must be completed by early February 2022 at the latest.
Interested parties can review the RSCCD Redistricting Proposals at https://rsccd.edu/NewsRoom/Documents/RSCCD%20PROPOSALS.pdf
For more information about RSCCD and redistricting, please contact 714-480-7460.