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ALERT – Elizabeth Patterson on California redistricting – PLEASE SEND COMMENTS!


Benicia, California

Elizabeth Patterson, Mayor of Benicia CA, 2007-2021

Below is an important message. We have been represented for at least ten years by our North Bay Congress member [Mike Thompson]. The Citizens Redistricting Commission is proposing to split us from Napa and Solano and put Benicia and Vallejo in Contra Costa. A few things to consider: 1) SR 37 needs lots of help from the feds. It is the main connector for Vallejo and Benicia to Sonoma and Marin. This is a North Bay transportation issue and the Solano Transportation Authority is part of the North Bay Policy Group. 2) We manage water supply in collaboration with Napa and American Canyon – and are members of the North Bay Watershed Association. We are North Bay water folks. 3) And finally, we have access to offices and events in the North Bay and don’t have to pay a toll to do so. A Contra Costa congressional district means a toll crossing for all major events and meetings.

It is very easy to call or submit a written comment. The Commission is meeting SUNDAY NOV 7 AND MONDAY NOV 8.  See links below.



The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has posted the visualizations that will be discussed for the November 7-9, 2021 meetings. Review them and let us know if we are heading in the right direction.

Over the past months, Commissioners received numerous Communities of Interest and public input that informed the visualizations being discussed at these meetings. Visualizations show hypothetical district-based boundaries for limited geographic areas from the line drawers in response to preliminary direction from the Commission and were created to allow Commissioners to review potential options.

This week’s visualizations will become the draft maps that are scheduled to be released November 10th.

View Visualizations

Comment on Visualizations

Map Viewer

The Commission has developed a district viewer that allows you to more easily navigate visualizations and zoom in and out of geographic areas while layering congressional, State Senate and Assembly boundaries.

Please click here to use the district viewer tool.

Other Ways to Participate

California Citizens Redistricting Commission
CA Citizens Redistricting Commission · 721 Capitol Mall, Suite 260, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States

You can also keep up with California Citizens Redistricting Commission on Twitter or Facebook.

Early release of – POSSIBLE – new California redistricting maps – all new lines for Benicia

Possible new alignments and their probable representatives for Benicia

By Roger Straw, October 26, 2021
[UPDATE: See the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area’s congressional districts look wildly different in first glimpse of new maps. Oct. 27]

Today we discovered an early release of what I understand COULD BE the final redistricting maps for California – from the We Draw The Lines website, https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/

BREAKING NEWS – Benicia would be in ALL new districts with new representatives!

Handouts for the whole state (links go to We Draw The Lines)
About Benicia in these visualizations…

I’m far from expert on this, but here’s my best interpretation of what I found in the visualizations –


Page 12 from Visualization Slides CD VCD_NORTHCON_1027 (click to enlarge)

Benicia  would be in a new US Congressional district, with DeSaulnier.  Download: Page 12 from Visualization Slides CD VCD_NORTHCON_1027.pdf

    • Vallejo, Benicia, Crocket, Port Costa, Martinez, Vine Hill, Pacheco, Clyde, Concord, Mountain View, Pleasant Hill, Reliez Valley, Contra Costa Centre, Kensington, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Clayton, Acalanes Ridge, Saranap, Oakland East of Park Ridge


Page 17 from AD Visualization Slides VAD_SOLANO_1027 (Click to enlarge)

Benicia would also be in a different CA Assembly District, possibly with Cecilia Aguiar-Curry.  Download, Page 17 from AD Visualization Slides VAD_SOLANO_1027.pdf

    • Solano County except for Vallejo for population
    • Winters, El Macero, Clarksburg
    • Freeport, Hood, Courtland, Walnut Grove, Isleton, and Delta Area


Page 12 from SD Visualization Slides VSD_NAPABYRON_1027 (Click to enlarge)

I’m unclear who our CA Senator would be in what seems to me a rather weird new district, maybe still Dodd.  Download: Page 12 from SD Visualization Slides VSD_NAPABYRON_1027.pdf

    • Lake County, Napa County, Solano County
    • Walnut Grove, Isleton, and delta area
    • Bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Knightsen, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Byron