The Compton Community College District (CCCD) recently published its redistricting action plan as part of a public process to review and modify the elected trustee area boundaries.

Every 10 years, local community colleges, city councils, and other local agencies must adjust their elected trustee area boundaries in order to equalize the population. Currently, trustees in the CCCD must live in the trustee area they represent. Residents vote by “trustee area,” whereas they may only vote for candidates who reside in their specific trustee area.

In September, the CCCD initiated discussions on the process required to modify trustee area boundaries. Governing Boards of community college districts are required, by Feb. 28, 2022, to adjust the boundaries of any or all trustee areas by using census population figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau decennial census of the country’s population conducted in 2020 and validated by the Population Research Unit of the California Department of Finance.

This month, the district is making a public request for applications from those who are interested in serving on the district’s Redistricting Committee. Interested applicants should submit a one-page letter of interest along with a resume, to Keith Curry, President/CEO of the Compton Community College District, at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton CA 90221, or kcurry@compton.edu, by 4:30 p.m. on Nov.2. For more information, call (310) 900-1600, Ext. 2000. The committee members will be appointed by the president/CEO of the Compton Community College District.

The CCCD Board of Trustees will schedule public hearings in January 2022, with plans to present a recommendation for new trustee area boundaries in February 2022.

Visit the District website for more information about the redistricting process at http://www.compton.edu/district/district_information/district-redistricting.aspx.