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Redistricting

Sunnyvale must re-draw its six Council district boundaries using new 2020 Census data. This process is called redistricting. All jurisdictions with district-based election systems, like Sunnyvale, must redistrict after each Census. This keeps population counts within each district relatively equal to ensure equal representation. Sunnyvale adopted district boundaries in 2019 using 2010 Census total population counts.

Look up Your Council District

In 2021, Sunnyvale's Redistricting Commission will work with you to adopt new district boundaries for Council elections between 2022 and 2030.

How to Get Involved

We are committed to having a robust public-led process. Help us determine Sunnyvale’s new district boundaries.

Subscribe to Sunnyvale Elections to stay informed.
Participate in public meetings noted below.
Get language support:

Contact

Redistricting Commission Members
Staff liaison: Jaqui Guzmán, Deputy City Manager

Progress

Phase 3: Mapping

In Phase 3, we will train and provide the community with tools to draw district maps. The Redistricting Commission will recommend and Council will adopt a district plan based on community input.

Mapping Tools

How would you draw the lines?

Use one of these three tools to draw and submit a map.

Online: DistrictR mapping tool

Use DistrictR to easily draw neighborhoods, communities of interest, or districts. This tool allows you to "paint" by census block and provides population and demographic data.


Hand draw: Paper Map Kit

Print one of the maps below. Or request to pick up a hard copy of the Sunnyvale Council District Paper Map Kit.


Hand draw and use spreadsheet to balance population counts: Excel and Paper Map Kit

Print a map and download an Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals. This kit helps ensure your paper map is population balanced.


See several different layers of information, including current district boundaries and communities of interest submitted by your neighbors. You can also look up your address to see what district you live in.


Redistricting Commission Meetings

  • Sep. 30 at 7 p.m. - Map Training Workshop
  • Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. - Census 2020 Overview and Mapping Preference (Hearing 3)
  • Jan. 13, 2022 at 6 p.m. - Joint Meeting with City Council to Review Map Submission, immediately followed by Redistricting Commission meeting to narrow to three to five focus maps (Hearing 4)
  • Jan. 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. - Community Feedback and Map Preferences Workshop
  • Feb. 10, 2022 at 6 p.m. - Selection of three to five Maps for Recommendation to Council (Hearing 5)

Past Meetings

Commission

Purpose

The commission manages the City's decennial City Council redistricting process. It recommends 3-5 council district map options to Council for final approval.

Composition

Seven Council-appointed members and six alternate members.

Voting Members

Sandy Agbayani (District 1)
Gregory McNutt (District 2)
Galen Kim Davis, Chair (District 3)
Jessie Salas (District 4)
Karen Brenchley (District 5)
Gail Rubino (District 6)
Pauline Brown, Vice Chair (District 6)

Alternate Non-Voting Members*

(listed in priority order)

1. Frances Stanley-Jones (District 6)
2. Rita Chiang (District 4)
3. Ken Olevson (District 3)
4. Henry Alexander III (District 4)
5. Scott Duncan (District 1)

*Alternate Members may participate in all deliberations. They may vote only if they are filling in for an absent Commissioner. An Alternate from the same district will fill in for an absent Commissioner in the priority order listed above. If no Alternate from the same district is present, the Commission will follow the priority order listed above without regard to district.

Term

July 1, 2021 to March 30, 2022

Background

Phase 2: Selecting Commission Members

Council approved Ordinance No. 3174-21 establishing a Redistricting Commission. Council appointed commission members through an open public process.

Meetings

Phase 1: Redistricting Process

In Phase 1, City Council established a public process for redistricting. Council decided to use the assistance of a Redistricting Commission made up of seven Sunnyvale residents. The Commission will propose three to five maps for Council consideration and approval.

District-based Elections

Sunnyvale voters adopted a six-district Council election system with a directly-elected mayor on March 3, 2020 (see Measure B). Council placed Measure B on the ballot after a thorough community engagement process.

  • Community members designed the Council district map.
  • Voters in even districts elected a Council representative and all Sunnyvale voters elected the mayor in Nov. 2020.
  • Voters in odd districts will elect a Council representative in Nov. 2022 under the new district plan.
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
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