Community of Interest Information
Redistricting Process in 2021-2022
Elections Code Section 21628(g) requires these districting webpages to be maintained for 10 years after the adoption of council district boundaries. No modifications were made after final map adoption on March 15, 2022.
Every ten years, local governments use new census data to adjust their district lines to reflect local population changes. 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. For the City of Campbell, this redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.
Your input is needed to adjust our voting districts for Council Members, and one way you can participate is by assisting the City in developing a list of “communities of interest” or “COI” that can be utilized in the process to adjust district lines.
What do the existing council districts look like?
You can find a map of the City’s originally adopted 2019 Council Member districts here.
What is a Community of Interest (COI)?
A Community of Interest is a group of people that share common social or economic interests, live in a geographically definable area, and should be included within a single district for purposes of effective and fair representation in future elections.
There are some communities of interest that are considered “protected classes” in that they have rights through state or federal civil rights or voting rights laws. Some examples of protected classes in districting would be ethnic and racial minorities such as a concentration of Latinx, Asian, Black, or African American people.
There are other potential COI's that can also be considered in redistricting, such as senior citizens, college students, people who live in a particular neighborhood, or even people who share concerns such as parents with young children, bicycle enthusiasts, topic interest groups and so on.
COI's do not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.
What You Can Do to Participate in the Process?
1. Provide comments on your community of interest by completing the COI Worksheet.
2. Provide comments on your community of interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Attend one of the City's Public Hearings or Community Workshops.
4. Stop by the City's informational table at the Campbell Farmer's Market and learn more about this process or draw a map of your community of interest.