Which Council district map do you prefer?
Sunnyvale is re-drawing its six Council district boundaries using new 2020 Census data. This process is called redistricting. All cities with district-based election systems, like Sunnyvale, must redistrict every 10 years after each Census. This keeps population counts within each district balanced to ensure equal representation.
Sunnyvale adopted district boundaries in 2019 using 2010 Census population counts. The 2020 Census data shows that Sunnyvale’s Council districts are not population balanced and must change. The population in District 2 is too large relative to the population in District 3. (The population count between the largest and smallest districts can be no more than 10%.)
The City's Redistricting Commission is overseeing the process. They asked community members to submit draft map proposals to balance Sunnyvale's districts. They then narrowed the options to these "focus" maps. They want your input before making a final recommendation to Council on new district boundaries for Council elections between 2022 and 2030.
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