Every ten years, public agencies use new data from the United States Census to redraw the district lines of elected representatives to reflect how local populations have changed. The Napa Valley Community College District will be participating in this process in 2021-22 along with other local public agencies. The parameters for this process are set through California's Fair Maps Act.
District lines must be adjusted to make sure each district has as equal a population as possible. Other criteria for consideration include the cohesiveness, contiguity, and compactness of the district territory, and addressing communities of interest.
The Napa Valley Community College District worked with the Napa County Board of Education, the Napa County Election Division, and the City of Napa to provide maximum opportunity for public engagement in this decennial process. Efforts at the state level by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) as well as the Napa Valley Unified School District also occurred simultaneously.
Workshops allowing for community participation in this process took place on September 16 and November 16. Public hearings to allow public input on proposed changes to the current trustee area maps took place on January 18, February 10, and February 17, 2022.