2021 Redistricting

The Town of Windsor began its transition to district elections with the November 2020 election (see information on the transition here). Every 10 years, the U.S. Census revises their census blocks and local governments are required to use the new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and conduct public outreach, including to non-English-speaking communities. 

The Town of Windsor will begin its analysis of the 2020 Census Data and redistricting of its current boundaries. Below is a tentative schedule of public hearings to begin this redistricting process.

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Schedule of Public Hearings

Public Hearing No. Date, Time and LocationMeeting Information
1Monday, September 27, 2021 @6:00 p.m.
Civic Center Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 400
Special Meeting

An introduction and overview of the redistricting process.
2Monday, October 25, 2021 @6:00 p.m.
Civic Center Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 400
Special Meeting

Overview and direction on mapping of districts. 
3Monday, January 24, 2022 @6:00 p.m.
Civic Center Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 400
Special Meeting

Review of draft maps. 
4Wednesday, February 16, 2022 @6:30 p.m.
Civic Center Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 400
Regular Meeting

First reading of an ordinance adopting updated district maps. 
--Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @6:00 p.m.
Civic Center Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 400
Regular Meeting

Second reading of an ordinance adopting updated district maps. 

Meetings are subject to change. Agendas will be posted 72-hours prior to the meeting.

Agendas and Minutes - Coming Soon!

Maps - Coming Soon!

Resources- Coming Soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is redistricting?

Every 10 years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each Council member represents about the same number of constituents. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is expected to be released soon.

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together (aka Communities of Interest) into a district for purposes of electing a Council member. The current Town Council will seek input from the community in selecting the next district map and boundaries. You have the opportunity to share with Council how you think the boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. 

What does the current district map look like?

An interactive map of the current district map is here.

What criteria is required in drawing district lines?

The Town will draw district lines following the criteria listed below:

  • Geographically contiguous districts (each Council member district should share a common border with the next)
  • The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities, and the Town shall be respected in a manner that minimizes division
  • Easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.)
  • Lines drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

How will the Town notify the public about redistricting?

The Town will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, the Town will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Public hearings will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request 72-hours in advance. The Town will also post maps online before adoption and have created a dedicated webpage for all relevant information about the redistricting process.

Additional Questions?

Please reach out to the Town Clerk's Office at townclerk@townofwindsor.com