The Friday flyer | Jeffries explains the shaky transition to the new neighborhood

Jeffries explains the shaky transition to the new neighborhood

Canyon Lake recently learned that the redistribution of the Riverside County district boundaries resulted in the city being assigned to a new district. Rather, the assumption was that the change would happen immediately. Instead, according to current city supervisor Kevin Jeffries, the transition will take years.

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Canyon Lake is currently in District 1, chaired by Kevin. It will be moved to District 2 with mandatory boundary redrawing. When will this take place? Who will be the district supervisor? Here is Kevin’s response:

With the completion of the mandatory boundary redistribution for the five county watch districts, the bulk of calls and emails to our office have been…. If not you, who? And when? The short version of the answer is that the limits will start to change at the end of 2022 and then again at the end of 2024. The best way to describe the change is that it will be a “phased” transfer that will happen in every election.

The new District 1 will include all of the Town of Riverside, all of the Town of Perris, almost half of the Town of Jurupa Valley and the unincorporated communities of Mead Valley, Good Hope, Meadowbrook and Highgrove.

By the end of 2024, District 1 will no longer represent Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Lakeland Village, Temescal Valley, De Luz, La Cresta, El Cariso, Woodcrest, Lake Hills, Lake Mathews or Gavilan Hills. An election for the new District 1 will not take place until 2024.

New District 2 will include all of Lake Elsinore City and Lake Elsinore Valley, Canyon Lake, Lakeland Village, El Cariso, Temescal Valley, Woodcrest, Lake Hills, Lake Mathews and Gavilan Hills. Voters in these communities (along with Corona, Norco, Eastvale and part of the Jurupa Valley) will vote in June and (possibly) November 2022. District 2 will no longer represent any of the towns in Riverside or Highgrove.

The new District 3 will reclaim Wildomar, De Luz and La Cresta from District 1 at the end of 2024. They will join Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, French Valley, Winchester, Green Acres, Homeland, Wine Country, Sage, Anza, Aguanga, and East Hemet. District 3 will no longer represent Hemet or San Jacinto. An election for the new District 3 Supervisor will not take place until 2024. You can see detailed maps of the entire county here:

The legal explanation for the question: When do I lose my current supervisor ?, according to our county council, is:

“Although changes to the surveillance district boundaries are considered adjusted once a plan proposal has been approved and the necessary enforcement ordinance has been passed, they do not take effect immediately. Section 21506 of the California Elections Code states in the relevant part: “The tenure of any supervisor who has been elected and whose term has not expired shall not be affected by a change in the boundaries of the district from which the supervisor was elected. ‘

“The District 1 and District 3 boundary adjustments will not take effect until the election to be held in 2024 (for the elected supervisor taking office in January 2025), and Districts 2, 4 and 5 will not take effect. than the election to be held in 2022 (for an elected overseer taking office in January 2023).

“As a result, in the elections held in 2022 and 2024, voters will vote according to the new adjusted dividing lines.”

This will create some weird situations in the intervening two years, as some areas will have two Supervisors elected in their districts (like Woodcrest and Temescal Valley), and others, like the towns of Menifee and Perris, technically won’t have any.

Historically, the Board of Supervisors has made agreements among themselves on how to represent communities that no longer have an elected supervisor, sometimes formally (such as when Supervisor Ashley became a 4th District “janitor” as a result of the death of supervisor Benoit), and sometimes informally.

The board of directors will have to decide on the best way to proceed by the end of next year, when we officially know who will be the supervisors of the 2nd, 4th and 5th arrondissements. But to make a long story short, those of you who are currently represented by me will usually be able to call on me until I retire at the end of December 2024, although some of you will also be represented by a second supervisor as you go. of the transition in 2022 and 2024.

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