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he San Diego City Charter, Article II, section 5, requires that the City be redistricted at least once every 10 years. Section 5.1 of the Charter sets forth the procedure for redistricting. It calls for creation of a seven-member Redistricting Commission, which has sole and exclusive authority to adopt the City’s redistricting plan that sets the boundaries of City Council districts. The Commission consists of seven registered voters of the City of San Diego.

The Commission must hold at least four public hearings in various geographic areas of the City before it prepares its preliminary redistricting plan. The preliminary plan will be filed with the City Clerk, along with a filing statement explaining the Commission's decisions, no later than 30 days before the adoption of a final plan. Once the preliminary plan is filed with the Clerk, the Commission must hold at least three more public hearings in various geographic areas of the City before it adopts its final plan. The final plan is effective 30 days after the Commission adopts it, subject to the right of referendum.

For governing documents and operating procedures, please refer to the "Related Links" on the left side of this page.

For historical information on the last redistricting process in 2000, please visit the Year 2000 Redistricting Commission web site.