Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Federal and state law requires Community College Districts to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to non-English-speaking communities. To submit a contact, fill out this form HERE and email it to rlroberts@peralta.edu

Peralta Community College District DRAFT Map 2-1-21

Summary of Redistricting Law, Criteria, Process, and 2020 Census Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing Tue. January 25, 2022 – 7:30 pm
Presentation and Adoption of Draft Board of Trustees Boundaries Map(s) Pre-Final Map Public Hearing   Tue. February 8, 2022 – 7:30 pm
Presentation and Adoption of Final Board of Trustees Boundaries Map Final Public Hearing Tue. February 22, 2022 – 7:30 pm


Frequently Asked Questions

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a Trustee.

The Board of Trustees will seek input in selecting the next district map for our Board. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Trustees how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

You can contact Royl Roberts, Special Assistant to the Chancellor/Chief of Staff (interim), at rlroberts@peralta.edu or 510-466-7204 to find out more about how the process works.

What do the existing board member districts look like?
You can find a map of the District’s current board member districts HERE
What criteria will our Board of Trustees use when drawing district lines?
To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts, (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.
How will our Board of Trustees notify the public about redistricting?
The Board of Trustees will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public input hearings will be provided in applicable languages (e.g., Spanish) if residents submit a request in advance. The Board of Trustees will notify the public about the redistricting public hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.
How can I get involved?

The Board of Trustees will be holding public hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. The public input hearings will be held on:

Pre-Draft Map Public Hearing
Tue. January 25, 2021 @ 7:30pm

Draft Map Adoption/Pre-Final Map Public Hearing
Tue. February 8, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Final Map Public Hearing/Final Map Adoption
Tue. February 22, 2022 @ 7:30pm

All public input hearings will be held virtually online or at the District offices located at:

Peralta Community College District
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, California 94606

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing rlroberts@peralta.edu. You can use this form here: Public Comment Form – Peralta Community College District