buy Lyrica 50 mg MARTINEZ (CBS SF / BCN) – With the 2020 census in the books, counties like Contra Costa are seeing their political landscape evolve.
The Board of Directors of Contra Costa on Tuesday unanimously approved a reallocation plan moving Diablo, Blackhawk and the Camino Tassajara area from District 3 of Supervisor Diane Burgis to District 2 of District Candace Andersen.
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The new map expands Andersen’s reach to the east, bringing the three Tri-Valley parishes into the same borough as Danville and San Ramon – cities they are already connected to based on geography and demographics.
The new plan brings all of Quill to District 1 of Supervisor John Gioia. Pittsburg’s Tuscany Meadows is moving to District 5 from Supervisor Federal Glover, dividing Antioch on Somersville Road and Auto Center Drive, which is Railroad Avenue between Glover and Burgis.
The Morgan Territory Road area within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District is being moved to District 4. Concord would be split on the former railroad access and highways 4 and 242. District 2 would now extend through Tilden Regional Park almost to Kensington. Walnut Creek would split between Districts 4 and 2 on State Highway 24 and Interstate Highway 680. The Saranap and Castle Hill areas would be in Andersen’s District 2.
Throughout the process, some areas have been pressured to keep the cities intact, which is difficult given the demands.
“It may feel like you’re divided in some ways, but there are actually advantages,” said Burgis. “You don’t have just two overseers running a town; Supervisor Glover and I share Antioch and I don’t say, ‘Well, where is that?’ I say, ‘Oh, it’s Antioch. I will help you. And I’m sure that will happen with Supervisor Glover too. We don’t look at the lines. ”
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Tuesday was the last of five public hearings required before a final plan has to be in place by December 15. District lines are redrawn every 10 years and are based on US census figures.
The 2020 census showed that Contra Costa County has grown by 11.35% since 2010, from 1,049,025 in 2010 to 1,168,064 residents in 2020.
The largest increase in population came in District 3 of Burgis, with an additional 36,560 residents in the area comprising much of Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, and unregistered East Counties.
The lowest growth was in District 4 owned by Supervisor Karen Mitchoff (population 10,442), an area that includes Concord, much of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, and Clayton.
The goal is to create counties with as similar a population as possible while following all federal and state guidelines, such as:
Burgis said the district maps should be updated on the district website on the district website by early December.
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