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Redistricting (2010)

This information is specific to the 2010 AB466 Redistricting process
(for the 2011 Redistricting process - click here)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Board approves countywide redistricting plan
On May 14, 2010 the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors officially adopted Plan Q which was recommended by its Redistricting Advisory Committee. Plan Q was adopted following considerable testimony from the public, consideration of past testimony during Redistricting Advisory Committee meetings, and consideration of all communications and letters received from the public.

On May 14, 2010 the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors officially adopted Plan Q which was recommended by its Redistricting Advisory Committee. Plan Q was adopted following considerable testimony from the public, consideration of past testimony during Redistricting Advisory Committee meetings, and consideration of all communications and letters received from the public.

Plan Q includes seven smaller districts, each representing approximately 244,000 residents.

Final Adopted Plan Q:

Prior to the adoption of Plan Q, during the April 29, 2010 Board of Directors meeting, the Board adopted a redistricting plan that also divided the county into seven, smaller districts, but had split the south county cities into separate electoral districts at their request. On May 11, 2010, the Board received public testimony from north and south county residents, and community leaders on Plan “April 27 Q2”. In response to the public’s testimony, the Board called for a special meeting for May 13, 2010 to reconsider the adoption of Plan April 27 Q2. Plan April 27 Q2 was unanimously rescinded by the board on May 14, 2010.

 On February 25, 2009, Assembly Member Joe Coto introduced AB 466 to amend the Santa Clara Valley Water District Act.   Among the amendments, AB 466 replaced the current Board of Directors structure with a structure where all seven Board members would be elected from new districts that would be drawn through a formal redistricting process that must be completed by June 30, 2010.  This deadline allows elections in four of the newly-created districts (Districts 1, 4, 6, and 7) to be held during Click to downlard large county map of current 5 districtsthe November 2010 general election. The remaining three new districts would hold elections during the November 2012 general election. 

The creation of new districts requires a redistricting study, to ensure that the seven newly drawn districts meet the one-person, one-vote test and to ensure compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act. To assist with the completion of this redistricting study in an inclusive, transparent, and comprehensive manner, the Board of Directors created an independent Redistricting Advisory Committee comprised of seven community leaders from throughout Santa Clara County.

  • Use the links under "Redistricting" at left to find more information about the process, the advisory committee, proposed maps (when available) and more.
  • Read the Nov. 25, 2009 news release announcing the Advisory Committee formation.

e-mail smallFor more information on the Santa Clara Valley Water District AB 466 redistricting process, or to provide input, please contact Rick Callender at (408) 265-2607, ext. 2017.