Five Draft Maps for Supervisorial District Available for Review & Comment

June 10, 2011

Five draft maps that detail possible new Supervisorial district lines have been created for the public to review and provide comments, the Tulare County Redistricting Committee announced.

These draft maps are available for comment and review online as well as during five public meetings scheduled in June.

Tulare County supervisorial district lines are reviewed and redrawn every 10 years based upon United States Census information. These district boundaries define the political representation on the Board of Supervisors. 

Redistricting Committee Chairman Dick Eckhoff said the committee is seeking suggestions from residents regarding specific placement of the boundaries.  The public is encouraged to provide input on these drafts.  The Board of Supervisors will make the final decision on where the lines will be drawn.

The draft maps are available for review on the Tulare County Redistricting Committee's website at: Comments and suggestions can be submitted to the committee on the website, in writing or at any of the five public outreach meetings.

The Tulare County Redistricting Committee will meet on June 28, after the five public outreach meetings, to review comments from the public on the draft maps and make any necessary boundary adjustments.  The Committee will present at least three proposals to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors at the July 26 meeting.

The Tulare County 2011 Advisory Committee on Redistricting will host the public forums at the following locations:

Place: 210 Connect Meeting Hall. 210 W. Center Ave. Visalia, CA 93291

Date: Monday, June 13

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Woodlake Union High School PAB Hall. 300 W. Whitney. Woodlake, CA 93286

Date: Wednesday, June 15

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Exeter Memorial Hall. 324 W. Kaweah. Exeter, CA 93221

Date: Tuesday, June 21

Time: 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Place: Barlett Middle School. Porterville, CA 93257

Date: Wednesday, June 22

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Tulare Public Library Council Chambers. 475 N. M St. Tulare, CA 93274

Date: Thursday, June 23

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Free refreshments and child care will be provided for attendees. Spanish translation will also be provided.

This series of forums will conclude a total of eight public meetings regarding the redrawing of district lines. At three separate public meetings in April and May, residents were asked to provide their input on what criteria should be used to draw Tulare County’s supervisorial lines. Criteria that were selected include: topography; geography; continuity and compactness; avoid dividing cities; and avoid dividing urban growth areas, among others.

For more information on these public meetings, please contact Tulare County Analyst Carol Pightling at 559/636-5005.

All information regarding the redistricting process and meetings can be found at