What is a Community of Interest?

A. The California Constitution defines a community of interest as:

A community of interest is a contiguous population which shares common social and economic interests that should be included within a single district for purposes of its effective and fair representation. Examples of such shared interests are those common to an urban area, a rural area, an industrial area, or an agricultural area, and those common to areas in which the people share similar living standards, use the same transportation facilities, have similar work opportunities, or have access to the same media of communication relevant to the election process. Communities of interest shall not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.

Section 2(d)(4) of Article XXI of the California Constitution

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1. What is a Community of Interest?
2. How are Communities of Interest used in the Redistricting Process?
3. In what areas of Lake County is it most likely residents will move from one District to another as a result of 2021 Redistricting efforts?
4. How can the public get more information and provide input?
5. How can members of the public draw a map to demonstrate Communities of Interest?