The Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission has approved new supervisorial district boundaries, reshaping local representation for Los Angeles County’s 88 cities, 125 unincorporated communities and millions of residents. The changes to supervisorial district boundaries go into effect immediately.
The new boundary map https://lacounty.gov/redistricting/, adopted on Dec. 15, was created by the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s 14 commissioners, all of whom are LA County residents. La Verne is one of a handful of cities and communities that have been split between two districts – in our case, most of the city remains in District 5, while a small portion south of Bonita Avenue is now in District 1.
Members of the public were invited to draw and submit their own maps for consideration before the commission. A total of 113 maps were submitted to the commission. Throughout the year, the Citizens Redistricting Commission hosted 50 public meetings. During the months of November and December, more than 3,000 individuals attended the meetings/public hearings via webinars and watched the public hearings and meetings on YouTube. The Commissioners and staff also reviewed 3,800 written comments submitted during that same time period.
“I appreciate the members of the public who stepped up and volunteered to serve on the commission and to those who participated in this exercise in democracy by adding their voice to the redistricting process,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell. “As the Supervisor representing the Second District, I’m excited to welcome the coastal cities, and one of the biggest economic drivers in the region, Los Angeles International Airport. From Baldwin Hills to the beach cities and all the neighborhoods in between, I’m focused on providing continuity in public service and meeting the diverse needs of my constituents. While their County representation may have changed, cities, communities, and residents will not experience disruption in services and resources. The Board of Supervisors will be working together to familiarize the residents of Los Angeles County with their new representatives.”
“For the past seven years, as County Supervisor of the First District, I've had the privilege of representing various communities across the San Gabriel Valley, Eastside, Northeast LA, and Southeast LA,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District. “While Southeast LA, Claremont, Commerce, and Pico Rivera will no longer be a part of the First District, I’m grateful for the various initiatives we collectively created in these areas throughout the years, and for their partnership in swiftly responding as a region to the unprecedented pandemic in which our residents are living. I know the momentum around this work will only continue. I look forward to serving the new iteration of the First District which will now include more unincorporated areas. Residents and partner cities should be confident that there will be no interruption of projects and services – I am committed to ensuring that a smooth transition takes place.”
“I warmly welcome those who are about to become residents of the County’s Third District, and will continue to proudly represent all the constituents in The Third,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Third District. “Supervisors Barger, Mitchell and myself will work together to manage a seamless transition of constituent services. However, I want everyone to understand that the last few days of work by the Commission resulted in a manipulated and rushed adoption of last minute, wrenching and unscrutinized changes to the redistricting map that grab and mix unrelated outlying geographic sections in order to homogenize political populations in the Third and the Fifth and will likely result in less effective representation of the districts’ diverse populations.”
“The independent citizen’s commission just made history by being the first people who were not supervisors to redraw the county’s district lines,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, Fourth District. “This new map will mean big changes. Millions of residents have a new supervisor, and supervisors have new constituents. There are going to be challenges, but I have no doubt that my colleagues and I will work to make sure communities get a warm handoff and no projects or issues fall through the cracks during this transition.”
“Redistricting is about balance. In a County as big as ours, with over 10 million residents, the redistricting process is important because we’ve had a lot of growth and change in the last decade,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Fifth District. “I’m glad that I’ll continue to represent the northern portions of the County as well as the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley foothill communities. These areas have a shared commitment to environmental priorities, and I will continue to champion their equitable access to County resources and services. I want to make sure the northwest San Fernando Valley communities that are no longer in my district know that I’m committed to a seamless transition so that services and support will be uninterrupted. I also wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to represent and get to know the communities newly added to the Fifth District. I want those residents to know that I will represent their needs and interests with integrity and equity—I’m here for them.”
Redistricting occurs in the County of Los Angeles every 10 years, following the federal census, to redraw the boundaries of the County's five supervisorial districts to reflect new and shifting populations. In prior redistricting cycles, the Board of Supervisors was responsible for redrawing the County's district boundary lines, with the assistance of an advisory Boundary Review Committee. In 2016, the State Legislature approved Senate Bill 958 amending the Elections Code to require an independent 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission to adjust the boundary lines of the supervisorial districts in the year following the decennial census. This redistricting cycle will be the first time the County's supervisorial district boundaries will be redrawn by the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
- Click here to view the final redistricting plan and map.
- Click here to view the Citizens Redistricting Commission’s final report on redistricting.