Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Redistricting Process
Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The Sacramento Metropolitan Board of Directors is looking to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to non-English speaking communities.
What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each Directors Division represents about the same number of constituents. The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is responsible for drawing Division boundaries. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is typically released around March 31, 2021, however due to the impact of COVID was delayed until August 12, 2021. For the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, the redistricting process must be completed by November 1, 2021.
A memo containing additional information can be found here:Sac Met Fire District Memo.pdf
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a Director.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Board of Directors will seek input in selecting the next district map for our Fire District. You have an opportunity to share with the Board of Directors how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.
You can contact the Board Clerk at 916-859-4305 to find out more about how the process works.
What do the existing directors districts look like?
You can find a link to the map of the District’s current division boundaries on this page