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, adopted Dec. 15, is available at https://lacounty.gov/redistricting/ and was created by the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s 14 commissioners, all of whom are LA County residents.
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.
“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,” she added. “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.”
“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.”