Every 10 years, after the U.S. Census, the City of Oakland and Oakland Unified School District must re-establish boundaries for City Council and School Board of Directors districts. Beginning in 2020, a 15-member independent Redistricting Commission made up entirely of community members, will set those boundaries in a process that is free from special interests, politics and political influence.
The City of Oakland is seeking applicants that reflect the geographic, racial, ethnic and economic diversity of Oakland, and who have the relevant analytical skills, ability to be impartial and apparent ability to work together well with other potential commissioners.
You can apply to serve on the Redistricting Commission if you:
- Have been an Oakland resident for at least the past three years.
- Are not registered to vote in a polling place outside of Oakland city limits.
- Are not a current City of Oakland or Oakland Unified School District employee, or sit on a current Board or Commission of either entity.
- Do not have a conflict of interest.
If you are passionate about your community and believe in the work tasked to the Redistricting Commission, we want to hear from you. For full eligibility requirements and application, visit: www.oaklandca.gov/redistricting.
The application period is now open and closes on April 1, 2020.