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In 2008 the Monterey County Board of Education created five trustee areas within the Monterey Peninsula Community College District, changing the at-large election system to election by trustee area.  Following each U.S. Census, Education Code 5019.5 specifies that current trustee area boundaries be evaluated to ensure equal population distribution within the allowed 10% deviation.  In addition, Section 5 of the U.S. Voting Rights Act requires Monterey County jurisdictions to submit any changes affecting voting practices, including changes in boundaries, to the U.S. Department of Justice for preclearance. 

The review of trustee area boundaries due to the 2010 Census began in March 2011.  MPC's Board of Trustees appointed a Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee on June 28, 2011 to assist in this review and ensure public input.  The committee met twice and agreed to a redistricting plan adjusting the boundaries of trustee areas 1, 2, 3, and 5 for recommendation to the Board of Trustees.  After two public hearings in August and September, the plan was approved by the Board of Trustees on September 27, 2011.  The redistricting plan documentation was prepared and submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division for preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, on March 6, 2012.  With approval of preclearance by the Attorney General on April 25, 2012, the trustee area redistricting plan became effective.

A copy of the complete preclearance submission is available for public review in the MPC's President's office and in the Marina Education Center's administrative office.  (See the list of redistricting documents on this webpage for related information.)

Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee

  • Trustee Area 1:  Kathryn Badon (Seaside); Melvin Mason (Seaside)
  • Trustee Area 2:  Dr. Thomas Moore (Marina); Paula Pelot (Marina)
  • Trustee Area 3:  Dan Albert (Monterey); Jay Hudson (Monterey)
  • Trustee Area 4:  Marilynn Gustafson (Pacific Grove); Karen Kadushin (Pebble Beach)
  • Trustee Area 5:  Jean Grace (Carmel); Donna Jett (Carmel)

The role of the committee is to review and recommend potential trustee area redistricting changes to the Board of Trustees. The ten member committee consists of two representatives from each of the five trustee areas established in 2008. Meetings of the committee are open to the public.


Redistricting Process Timeline

Time Period Activities
March - May 2011 Demographic consultant evaluation of trustee areas using Census 2010 data
June 2011 Applicants solicited and members appointed to Citizens Redistricting Advisory Committee by Board of Trustees
July -August 2011 Committee review and recommendation of potential redistricting changes; Initial public hearing and presentation to the Board of Trustees in August.
September 2011 Second public hearing and Board of Trustees consideration / adoption of trustee area redistricting changes
October 2011 - March 2012 Preparation and submission of documentation to the U.S. Department of Justice for preclearance of redistricting changes

Schedule of Meetings

Date/Time   Meeting/Location
7-13-2011, 5:30 PM
Committee Meeting - Sam Karas Room, Library & Technology Center
8-3-2011, 5:30 PM
Committee Meeting - Sam Karas Room, Library & Technology Center
8-23-2011, 3:00 PM
Governing Board Meeting/Public Hearing on Redistricting Plans - Sam Karas Room, Library & Technology Center
9-27-2011, 3:00 PM Governing Board Meeting/Public Hearing on Final Redistricting Plan B-1 and Adoption of Plan B-1 - Sam Karas Room, Library & Technology Center

Redistricting Committee Documents

 NAME Meeting DATE
U.S. Dept. of Justice Preclearance of MPCCD 2011 Redistricting Plan 4-25-2012 4/25/2012
Public Notice of Section 5 Preclearance Submission  3/6/2012
MPCCD Preclearance Submission Letter Number 2012-1131 3/6/2012
Trustee Area Maps Adopted 9-27-2011 9/27/2011
Board Agenda Items - 2011-9-27 9/27/2011
Trustee Area Redistricting Plans - Board Mtg 2011-9-27
Resolution Adopting Final Redistricting Plan (Plan B-1)
Board Agenda Items - 2011-8-23
Trustee Area Redistricting Plans - Board Mtg 2011-8-23
Demographers Presentation on Redistricting Plans - Board Mtg 2011-8-23
8-3-2011 Committee Agenda packet
8-3-2011 - MPC Trustee Area Redistricting Map Scenarios  8/3/2011
7-13-2011 Committee Meeting Agenda 7/13/2011
7-13-2011 Demographic Evaluation Report  7/13/2011
7-13-2011 Presentation to Committee - Demographics of Redistricting

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