PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA – The Pima County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved establishing a county redistricting committee to draw the lines for the supervisors’ districts, which will also serve as the district lines for the five Pima Community College district lines.
State law requires counties to review supervisor district boundaries with each decennial Census and require supervisor districts have equal population with no more than 10 percent variance. Three districts – 1, 2, and 3 – are within the variance with each other, but Districts 1 and 4 have more than 10 percent variance with District 5.
To balance the districts, the Board created a Redistricting Advisory Committee that will begin meeting after Jan. 18 and hold a minimum of five public meetings. Each board member will appoint a representative to serve on the committee. The Board wants the committee to complete its work and report to the Board its recommendations by April 30.
The state requires the Board adopt the new district lines by July 1. For consistency, Pima Community College has agreed to use the same district lines for its five governing board districts.
The public will be able to track progress of the committee’s work, provide comments, and see draft maps and other information at www.pima.gov/CountyRedistricting. The page is under construction and won’t be live until Dec. 10.