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According to the 2020 census data, the total county population equals 191,185, which means each of the five supervisor districts in every alternative has a target population of 38,237. Below are several different map alternatives that draw the lines in different ways, but with district populations remaining within 10% variation between the lowest and highest populations. To provide feedback on any of the alternatives, click here to view the Public Comment App and review our instructions on how to use this tool to get started.

We have also prepared an instructional video for using the Public Comment App.

Draft Maps - for November 16, 2021 Redistricting Meeting

City Based Alternative -Revised #2 - A 

This alternative used the City Based Alternative – Revised #2 as a starting point for drawing districts as requested by the Board per the November 3, 2021 public redistricting meeting. Beginning in District 1, it keeps as much of El Dorado Hills population as possible into a single district per the redistricting guidelines, and prevents any Specific Plans from being divided between two districts. District 2 contains all of the communities of Bass Lake, as specified in several comments received during the last meeting, the entire community of Cameron Park (as defined by the Cameron Park CSD), and much of the South County, including Somerset, Pleasant Valley, and Grizzly Flat. District 3 includes the City of Placerville east to Camino and Cedar Grove, south to El Dorado / Diamond Springs (as defined by the Community Region), and includes the Missouri Flat Master Circulation and Financing Plan (MC&FP) Area (as requested in the last meeting). District 4 includes Shingle Springs (as defined by the Census Designated Place), Rescue (boundary defined as the rural center) and ‘The Divide’, defined as the large land area including the communities of Kelsey and Garden Valley to the South, Cool to the West, the Placer / El Dorado County line to the North, and Silver / Slab Creek to the East, and much of the North County. District 5 includes Pollock Pines, south to the Sly Park communities, and east to South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Basin. The total differential for this alternative is 7.6%.

  

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the "City Based Alternative – Revised #2 - A" layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments

City Based Alternative - Revised #2 - B 

This alternative also utilized the City Based Alternative – Revised #2 as a starting point. In District 1, the Bass Lake communities were included with a majority of the El Dorado Hills population, and once again prevents any Specific Plans from being split between two districts. District 2 contains the entirety of Cameron Park (as defined by the Cameron Park CSD), and a majority of the South County, including Somerset, Pleasant Valley, and Grizzly Flat. District 3 combines the City of Placerville, the MC&FP Area to the west, El Dorado / Diamond Springs to the south, Camino and Cedar Grove to the east, and extends north to include the community of Mosquito. District 4 includes communities just south of Green Valley Road to the east, Shingle Springs (as defined by the Census Designated Place) to the south, Rescue (boundary defined as the rural center) and ‘The Divide’, defined as the large land area including the communities of Kelsey and Garden Valley to the South, Cool to the West, the Placer / El Dorado County line to the North, and Silver / Slab Creek to the East, and much of the North County. District 5 includes Pollock Pines, south to the Sly Park communities, and east to South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Basin. The total differential for this alternative is 4.5%.

  

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the "City Based Alternative – Revised #2 B" layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

EDH Community Draft Alternative – Revised – A 

The first revision (A) of the El Dorado Hills Community Draft Alternative splits the community of El Dorado Hills along Highway 50 per public comments received at the last meeting. In District 1, the El Dorado Hills population north of Highway 50 is combined with the Bass Lake communities, and the northern portion of the 95762 zip code (with Deer Valley Road and Jurgens Road as the eastern boundary line). District 2 combines the portion of El Dorado Hills south of Highway 50 with the community of Shingle Springs, and much of the south county, including Pleasant Valley to the north and Grizzly Flat to the east. District 3 includes the City of Placerville, communities to the east of Shingle Springs Drive to the west, El Dorado / Diamond Springs to the south, Camino and Cedar Grove to the east, and Mosquito to the North. District 4 combines Cameron Park (on the north side of Highway 50) with Rescue (per public comments at the last meeting), ‘The Divide’, and much of the north county. The total differential for this alternative is 7.0%.

  


To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the "EDH Community Alternative Revised - A" layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

EDH Community Draft Alternative – Revised – B

The second revision (B) of the El Dorado Hills Community Draft Alternative splits the community of El Dorado Hills along White Rock Road. North of White Rock Road, District 1 includes Serrano, Lake Hills, and the Bass Lake communities. In District 2, the El Dorado Hills population south of White Rock Road is combined with Cameron Park, and much of the south county, including Somerset, Pleasant Valley, and Grizzly Flat. District 3 includes the City of Placerville, El Dorado / Diamond Springs and the MC&FP Area to the west, south to Sly Park Road and the North Fork Cosumnes River, east to Camino and Cedar Grove, and north to the South Fork American River. District 4 combines Shingle Springs, Rescue, 'The Divide', and the majority of the north county. District 5 includes the Pollock Pines and Sly Park communities with South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Basin. The total differential for this alternative is 6.6%.

  

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the "EDH Community Alternative Revised - B" layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Draft Maps - for November 3, 2021 Redistricting Meeting

City Based Alternative -Revised #1 

This alternative used the City Based Alternative as a starting point for drawing districts as requested by the Board per the October 14, 2021 public redistricting meeting. It adjusts the district boundaries to prevent major communities from being split between two districts. These include, but are not limited to, Cameron Park (defined using the Cameron Park Community Services District Boundary), El Dorado Hills Specific Plan (including Serrano) , Pollock Pines (using the Census Designated Place boundary), Carson Creek Specific Plan Area, and the Divide, defined as the large land area including the communities of Kelsey and Garden Valley to the South, Cool to the West, the Placer / El Dorado County line to the North, and Silver / Slab Creek to the East. In this alternative, District 1 fully encompasses Serrano, Carson Creek, and all Specific Plans. District 2 includes Cameron Park and a majority of the South County. District 3 contains Placerville, El Dorado Diamond Springs, and the Camino and Mosquito communities. District 4 includes Shingle Springs, Rescue, the Divide, and the majority of the North County. District 5 combines the community of Pollock Pines with South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Basin. CSDs, CDPs, Specific Plans, rural centers, and cities were also utilized to prevent as many communities of interest as possible from being split.

  

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “City Based Alternative – Revised #1” layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments

City Based Alternative - Revised #2

This second revision of the City Based Alternative maintains all Specific Plans (SPs), aside from the Bass Lake SP in District 1. District 2 contains the remainder of the Bass Lake SP in addition to the entirety of Cameron Park (defined using the Cameron Park Community Services District boundary) and the majority of the South County. District 3 includes Placerville, Diamond Springs El Dorado, the portion of South County north of Sand Ridge Road, and Camino. District 4 encompasses Shingle Springs (defined using the Shingle Springs Census Designated Place boundary), Rescue (defined using the Rescue Rural Center boundary), ‘The Divide’, defined as the large land area including the communities of Kelsey and Garden Valley to the South, Cool to the West, the Placer / El Dorado County line to the North, and Silver / Slab Creek to the East, and much of the North County. Lastly, District 5 contains South Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Basin, Pollock Pines, and extends down south of Pollock Pines to include more of the Sly Park Hills and Sierra Springs communities, as well.

  

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “City Based Alternative – Revised #2” layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Pollock Pines Alternative

The Pollock Pines Alternative was developed at the request of the redistricting team with the purpose of putting Pollock Pines in a District other than 5. In order to do so, much of the North and South County need to be included in District 5 to make up for the loss in population. Starting on the East side of the county, District 5 includes South Lake Tahoe West to Fresh Pond and Jenkinson Reservoir, South to Somerset and Mt. Aukum in the South County, and includes Mosquito and Volcanoville to the West in the North County. District 3 combines Pollock Pines, Camino, Placerville, and much of the El Dorado - Diamond Springs community. District 4 contains Shingle Springs, Rescue, and much of ‘The Divide.’ District 2 encompasses Cameron Park and the South County from just South of Diamond Springs – El Dorado to Somerset and Outingdale. District 1 contains all El Dorado Hills Specific Plans in their entirety.

  

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “Pollock Pines Alternative” layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Draft Maps - for October 14, 2021 Redistricting Meeting

Alternative #1: City Based Alternative

This alternative was derived by allocating census blocks starting on the west end of the county and moving east considering City boundaries as the priority. It also uses rural centers and public drawn communities of interest as secondary considerations. This alternative maintains the City of Placerville in District 3 and the City of South Lake Tahoe in District 5, and it takes into account the proposed El Dorado Hills City boundary from a 2005 proposal. It also keeps the El Dorado Hills business park within a single district, whereas it has been split between two districts in the past. Lastly, it keeps the Tahoe Basin and much of the Eldorado National Forest together.
 

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “City Based Alternative” layer.  We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Alternative #2: Community Services District Based Alternative

This alternative was derived by working along the Highway 50 corridor from the west to east end of county considering community services districts first and city boundaries and rural centers second. While it is not feasible to prevent CSDs such as El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park from being partially split due to the high population density in those areas, the majority of CSD boundaries were kept within a district.
 

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “CSD Based Alternative” layer.  We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Alternative #3: Community of Interest (COI) Based Alternative

For this alternative, public drawn communities of interest were the primary consideration for district boundaries. A total of four COIs were submitted for consideration by the public. These included communities in the Shingle Springs, Cameron Park, Rescue, and Pollock Pines areas. Specific plans, rural centers, and cities were also considered in an attempt to prevent heavily populated areas and neighborhoods from being split into separate districts.

 

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “Community Interest Based Alternative” layer.  We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Alternative #4: Community Region Based Alternative

In this alternative, community regions, as defined in the county’s general plan, were the primary consideration for district boundaries. In addition, rural centers, Community Services Districts, Caldor fire victims, cities, and the proposed El Dorado Hills city boundary were included as secondary considerations. This alternative uniquely considers the victims of the Caldor Fire by putting a majority of the affected population within a southern district that stretches from the western edge east to the Tahoe Basin. Lastly, this alternative combines many of the major historic areas, such as Placerville, Coloma, and Georgetown, into a common district.

 

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “Community Region Based Alternative” layer.  We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Draft Maps – Public Submissions

The public is welcome to submit their own maps for consideration. Get started by visiting the Get Involved page. The deadline for GIS-Ready and spreadsheet submissions is October 22, 2021. Hand-drawn submissions are due October 15, 2021.

As new maps are submitted, descriptions and considerations for each map will be posted below.

Chamber of Commerce Alternative

For this alternative, the goal stated that the El Dorado Hills (EDH) population should be divided into two districts, each containing approximately 23,303 of the 38,237 target population. The purpose, as stated in a letter to the Board, is “that for any map to meet the mandates of common interest and compactness, and to ensure that the suburban communities in the Western slope are legally and fairly represented, the new redistricting maps needs to include two districts with majority of suburban representation.” Thus, the population of EDH, primarily defined by the Zip Code 95762, was split into two approximately equal parts. Half was assigned to District 1 and half to District 2. City boundaries, rural centers, and zip codes were also used as references to assign Placerville to District 3, the northern population to District 4, and South Lake Tahoe and the El Dorado National Forest to District 5. This alternative was requested by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.

  

To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “EDH Chamber Alternative” layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments. 

Hidahl Alternative 

Description provided by proponent of alternative: “This Community Region alternative is based on the five defined Communities on the West Slope (El Dorado Hills, pop 46,013; Cameron Park, pop 19,597; Shingle Springs, pop 4,090; El Dorado/Diamond Springs, pop 10,104; Placerville, pop 13,450) and the Community of South Lake Tahoe. These six communities are undeniably Communities of Interest and should not be arbitrarily split up as the previous Alternatives all did with Cameron Park in Particular. Cameron Park is the 3rd largest community in the County after El Dorado Hills, and South Lake Tahoe. This alternative results in at least one identified Community within each District. District 1 is an unavoidable split of EDH. District 4 includes the Communities of Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, the remainder of EDH and a portion of the southwestern region of the current District 4. District 3 includes Placerville. District 2 includes Shingle Springs, and District 5 includes SLT. Lastly, this alternative is fully compliant with the federal and state prioritized redistricting criteria.”

  


To view details, different map layers, and to comment on this alternative, click here to view the Public Comment App and turn on the “Community Regions Hidahl Alternative” layer. We have also prepared instructions on how to use this tool to send in your comments.

Census Designated Places Alternative

This alternative focuses on maintaining the Census Designated Place boundaries in single districts. District 1 comprises the largest population portion of the El Dorado Hills CDP. Diamond Springs CDP, in its entirety, is in District 2 along with much of the South County. District 3 encompasses all of the Placerville CDP and the Divide area. District 4 contains the entire CDPs of Cameron Park and Shingle Springs, and a portion of the El Dorado Hills CDP. Finally this alternative places South Lake Tahoe and Pollock Pines CDPs entirely with-in District 5.  Alternative concept provided by Greg Prada.

  

Serrano El Dorado Specific Plan Alternative

This alternative was proposed in an attempt to keep the Serrano El Dorado community from being split between two districts. All other alternatives put forth have divided it in part, so this alternative proposes a method of maintaining it entirely in District 1 with the majority of the EDH population. The Serrano El Dorado specific plan boundary was used to define the community boundary. All specific plans were considered in this alternative and remain intact, with Bass Lake Hills, Promontory, Carson Creek, and North West El Dorado Hills specific plans in District 1, and Valley View in District 2. Neighborhoods and Cities were secondary considerations for communities of interest. Alternative concept provided by the Serrano El Dorado Owners' Association.

  

District 5 10% Differential Alternative

This alternative proposes to keep District 5 as compact as is legally possible. It keeps more of the Pollock Pines area in District 3. In this alternative the population for District 5, 35,088, is approximately 10% smaller than the population of the other four districts whose mean population is 39,017. The concept for this proposal was provided by Lori Parlin.

  


For more information, visit the GIS Redistricting Hub

For voting age demographic data, including racial and ethnic characteristics of each proposed supervisorial district, for each draft map alternative, click here.