Random Drawing of Redistricting Commissioners Moves Up One Week to October 13
Applicants Posted Online for Public Review and Comment
Nearly 200 residents of Santa Barbara County applied to serve on the County of Santa Barbara Citizens' Independent Redistricting Commission.
The most qualified applicants based on the criteria and qualifications detailed in the Ordinance are posted online for public review and comment before a random drawing to select the first five of 11 commissioners.
On October 13 (note the date change from October 20), in a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, the County District Attorney will conduct a random drawing to pick five commissioners from the qualified applicants who are divided into sub-pools representing each of the five supervisorial districts. One commissioner from each of the five district sub-pools will be drawn.
To form a commission of 11 members by December 31, 2020, the five randomly selected commissioners will meet in late October and early November to select finalists from the remaining applicant pools to interview for appointment. In order to be appointed, an applicant must receive the vote of at least four of the five commissioners. A public hearing will be scheduled to allow for public comment and final appointment of six commissioners, one from each district and one at-large member.
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