Redistricting

The Marin Community College District (District) Board of Trustees is changing the way that Board of Trustee members are elected. Previously, Board members were elected "at-large," where each member is elected by voters throughout Marin County. Under the new system, the Board members will be elected by-trustee-area; they will be required to live in the area they represent and will be elected only by the registered voters of that area.

In an effort to ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act, the District’s move to By-Trustee-Area elections is intended to address potential issues of underrepresentation among members of protected classes who live within the District’s boundaries.


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Types of Elections

At-Large Elections
Candidates must reside within the District’s boundaries and are elected by all the voters who reside in the district’s boundaries. This is the method of election currently used by the District.

From-Trustee Area Elections
Candidates must reside in specific geographic areas within the District’s boundaries called “Trustee Areas” but are elected by all the voters who reside in the District’s boundaries.

By-Trustee Area Elections
Candidates must reside in specific Trustee Areas within the District’s boundaries and are elected only by the voters who reside in the same Trustee Areas. This is the type of election system the District will move to in time for the November 2022 election.


Process

On March 10, 2020, the Board of Trustees considered and adopted Resolution No. 2020-03, “A Resolution of the Marin Community College District, Adopting By-Trustee-Area Elections for Marin Community College District Board of Trustee Members.” The Board adopted the resolution unanimously by a vote of 7 to 0.

The District now will go through the process under the Elections Code to transition to by-trustee-area elections. This includes the following steps:


Mapping Factors Used In Forming Trustee Areas

Public agencies can or must consider these mapping factors when forming trustee areas:

  • Each area shall contain nearly equal number of inhabitants.
  • Drawn to comply with the Federal Voting Rights Act.
  • No racial gerrymandering.
  • Compact, contiguous and cohesive, as much as possible.
  • Respect communities of interest, as much as possible.
  • Follow topography and man-made and natural geographic features, as much as possible.
  • Respect voters’ choices/incumbency, if possible.
  • Planned future growth.
  • Other local considerations (i.e., school district boundaries, locations of campuses).


Public Participation

The community is invited to attend as many meetings and public hearings as you would like. If you cannot attend and wish to review and/or comment regarding mapping factors and/or proposed map options, please submit your comments and feedback here. You may submit comments in English or Spanish. All timely feedback will be relayed to the Board prior to its discussion and adoption of a map option. We look forward to your continued participation!

All public hearings will take place during Marin Community College District Board meetings.

On September 14 and 28, 2021, the District held the first and second public hearings before maps are drawn. During these meetings, the District shared information about the process. In addition, the public was, and continues to be, encouraged to provide feedback such as:

  • “I would like to keep Neighborhood X and Neighborhood Y in the same trustee area.”
  • “Road X would make sense as a trustee area boundary because it keeps communities of interest together.”
  • “I believe all of Community Y should be in one area because it provides good representation.”

The District will hold public hearings on proposed draft maps. Next hearing:
January 18, 2022, 5 pm
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Planned Timeline

DATE

ACTION

March 10, 2020

Board adopted Resolution 2020-03.

Fall 2020

District staff solicited proposals from demographers; engaged in discussions with demographer re: agreement for services; prepared agreement for services.

January 12, 2021

Board voted to approve an agreement for services with demographer Cooperative Strategies, LLC.

January 29, 2021

Board discussed a draft timeline and related issues.

August 10, 20201

Board discussed the logistics of the move to by-trustee-area elections.

August and September 2021

Community outreach.

September 14, 2021

First public meeting held soliciting input before maps are drawn.
View September 14, 2021 meeting recording

September 28, 2021

Second public meeting held soliciting input before maps are drawn.
View September 28, 2021 meeting recording

Estimated late September 2021

Census data released to the public.

Following the release of census data

Demographer draws draft maps.

7 days before next public meeting (date to be determined depending on when census data is released)

District posts draft maps for public view.

Draft maps will be posted online on this Redistricting webpage.

November 9, 2021

Third public meeting to solicit feedback on draft maps.
View November 9, 2021 meeting recording

7 days before next public meeting (date to be determined)

If adjustments are made to draft maps, the District posts new maps for public view.

Draft maps will be posted online on this Redistricting webpage.

December 14, 2021

Fourth public meeting to solicit feedback on draft maps.
View December 14, 2021 meeting recording

December 14, 2021

Board did not vote on which map to adopt and decided the additional time was needed to consider public input and map scenarios.

January 18, 2022

Fifth public meeting to solicit feedback on additional draft maps.
View January 18, 2022 meeting recording

January 18, 2022

Board votes on which map to adopt. Upon passage of the resolution, Superintendent/President David Wain Coon immediately submits a request to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for approval of the map.

Estimated to be in the first quarter of 2022

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges votes on proposed maps. If the proposed maps are adopted, the District will receive a signed resolution to District.

Following receipt of signed resolution from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges

District begins working with Marin County Office of Education and the County of Marin in anticipation of the 2022 election.


Meeting Archives

DATE ACTION SOURCE
11/9/2021

The Board held the third public meeting soliciting input before maps are drawn.

View 11/9 meeting recording

Map Scenario 1

Map Scenario 2 

9/28/2021

The Board held the second public meeting soliciting input before maps are drawn.

View 9/28 meeting recording

MCCD Trustee Area process Presentation PDF

9/14/2021

The Board held the first public meeting soliciting input before maps are drawn.

View 9/14 meeting recording

MCCD Trustee Area process Presentation PDF

8/10/2021 The Board of Trustees discussed the logistics of the move to by-trustee-area elections. -
1/29/2021 The Board of Trustees discussed a draft timeline for moving to by-trustee-area elections and related issues. -
1/12/2021 The Board of Trustees voted to approve an agreement for services with demographer Cooperative Strategies, LLC. -
3/10/2020 The Board of Trustees considered and adopted Resolution No. 2020-03, “A Resolution of the Marin Community College District, Adopting By-Trustee-Area Elections for Marin Community College District Board of Trustee Members.” Resolution 2020-03