Independent Redistricting Commission

Redistricting process

The redistricting process will be administered by an independent redistricting commission. The commission will have seven commissioners and two alternates. Alternates may fully participate in commission deliberations but may not vote and may not be counted toward the establishment of a quorum. Alternates are subject to the same qualifications, restrictions and standards of conduct as all other commissioners. The independent redistricting commission will be responsible for setting Menlo Park’s electoral boundaries for City Council districts following the 2020 census. 

Members

Name

District

Email

Phone

Caio Arellano - Chair

2

Email Caio Arellano

Shanda Bahles

5

Email Shanda Bahles

Susan Erhart

1

Email Susan Erhart

Brian Gilmer - Vice Chair

2

Email Brian Gilmer

Susannah Hill

3

Email Susannah Hill

Brian Kissel (alternate)

5

Email Brian Kissel

Marion Marquardt (alternate)

4

Email Marion Marquardt

Nabil Saad

4

Email Nabil Saad

Dave Wolter

3

Email Dave Wolter

 

 

Meetings

The Independent Redistricting Commission's regular meetings were approved at its Nov. 18, 2021, meeting. Special meetings can be scheduled as needed and all meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Type  Date Time Location
Random selection of first 3 members 11/4/2021 6 p.m. Zoom
Interviews Week of 11/18/2021 Zoom
Meeting/public hearing 11/18/2021 6 p.m. Zoom
Meeting 12/9/2021 6 p.m. Zoom
Public/community meeting 12/11/2021 (Saturday) Noon Belle Haven Branch Library (tentative)
Public/community meeting 12/18/2021 (Saturday) Noon City Council Chambers (tentative)
First public hearing (pre-map) 1/13/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Meeting 1/27/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Second public hearing (pre-map) 2/10/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Meeting 2/24/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Third public hearing (post-map) 3/10/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Meeting 3/24/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Last map submission
(requires 7 day public comment period)
3/25/2022 5 p.m.  
Fourth public hearing (post-map) 4/7/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Meeting (map approval) 4/14/2022 6 p.m. Zoom
Final map deadline 4/17/2022    


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Staff liaison

Judi Herren

City Clerk
Email

650-330-6621