Additional CVRA Maps Released for Public Input, Study
ADDITIONAL MAP OPTIONS FOR CVRA TRANSITION FROM “AT-LARGE” TO “BY-TRUSTEE AREA” ELECTIONS
AND REVISED MEETING AND HEARING SCHEDULE
September 15, 2017
To date, the District has conducted two community meetings and one public hearing following the release of the draft map options under consideration. Four new map options have been created based on the public input and consideration of updated population estimate information, provided by Geolytics, a third party data provider.
The updated population data was purchased at the District’s request and in response to community questions regarding populations changes over the recent years. Below please find the additional draft map options under consideration as part of the District's transition from "at-large" to "by trustee area" elections. The original 7 draft trustee area maps will remain under consideration along with the newly released map options.
As always, we encourage your continued participation and input during the remaining public hearings (September 19th and September 26th) and via email to DublinUSDCVRA@coopstrategies.com.
Original Map Options Under Consideration
2 Community Submissions (Scenarios Gray and Pink)
5 Demographer Submissions based upon the themes and concepts of Community Submissions (Scenarios Blue, Green, Orange, Purple and Red)
Map Options Under Consideration
Each map option for consideration:
1) Meets the equal population requirement (that each trustee area have equal population with up to a 10% variance);
2) Creates at least one trustee area wherein the Asian population is either a majority (over 50%) or a plurality (less than 50% but the largest group in that area) of the population by Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP/eligible voters) based on up-to-date CVAP statistics;
3) Creates at least one trustee area that enhances the CVAP percentage of the Latino and African American communities compared to the overall District average;
4) Complies with the Federal Voting Rights Act;
5) Respects communities of interest as much as possible;
6) Is compact and contiguous as much as possible; and
7) Follows man-made and natural geographic features as much as possible.
Additional Submitted Maps Not Under Consideration
5 Community submissions (Four did not fall within the required 10% maximum equal population variance and one inadvertently diluted the voting strength of the Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) of a protected class based on up-to-date CVAP statistics by not creating an Asian majority or plurality trustee area)
It is worth noting that one map, submitted over 100 times, is not being considered because it is not legally compliant. There are very specific legal requirements that must be met by the maps that is ultimately selected. The most-submitted option was, however, studied so that key themes could be incorporated into a legally compliant option.
REVISED TIMELINE FOR CVRA PROCESS
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
September 19, 2017 – 2nd Public Hearing re: Map Options (Special BOT Meeting/Open Session), 5:30 p.m. ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 18
September 26, 2017 – 3rd Public Hearing re: Map Options (Reg. BOT Meeting/Open Session); Adopt map option; Public Hearing re: Waiver, Authorize waiver submission, 5:30 p.m.
October 22, 2017 – 90-day deadline
The Dublin community is invited to attend remaining public hearing. If you cannot attend and wish to review and/or comment regarding the proposed map options under consideration, please submit your comments and feedback to DublinUSDCVRA@coopstrategies.
We look forward to your continued participation!