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 Member 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.
You can help decide who serves on the Redistricting Commission! The City of Oakland is seeking three qualified individuals to serve on the Screening Panel for the Redistricting Commission. As a Screening Panel Member, you will be responsible for reviewing applications of those wishing to serve on the Redistricting Commission and will ultimately determine 30 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 if you:
-Are one of the following:
- A retired judge;
- A current law or graduate public policy student; or
- A representative of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit good government organization.
-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 in either entity.
-Do not have a conflict of interest.
For full eligibility requirements and application materials visit: www.oaklandca.gov/redistricting.