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Cerritos College to Redistrict Trustee Voting Areas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2021

Media Contact:Miya Walker; Public Affairs

NORWALK, Calif. - December 20, 2021 – The Cerritos Community College District is redrawing its seven-trustee voting areas. The District is required to readjust its election boundaries every 10 years based on new census data. The current trustee areas were adopted in December 2011.

The California Fair Maps Act of 2019 requires California cities and counties to follow additional redistricting criteria, including: 1) transparency, 2) not using incumbent or candidate residence as a community of interest, and 3), not drawing districts to advantage a political party. Although special districts such as community colleges are not required to follow the additional criteria, Cerritos College is incorporating the criteria as a best practice.

The District is considering three draft map options and invites residents to participate in public hearings beginning January 2022. In February 2022, the Board of Trustees will adopt its final trustee area maps.

Timeline:

December 15                 Overview of Redistricting Process

January 12                      1st Public Hearing and Discussion of Draft Maps (Study Session)

January 19                      2nd Public Hearing on Draft Maps

February 9 *                    Consideration of Vote on Revised Trustee Areas (Study Session)

February 16                     Consideration of Vote on Revised Trustee Areas (if needed) 

February 28                     Deadline to adopt map

More information about redistricting is available on the District website at www.cerritos.edu/redistricting. For more information on the public hearing, please contact the President’s Office at president@cerritos.edu or (562)860-2451 ext. 2204. 

About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers nearly 300 degrees and certificates in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 21,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu

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