By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer
BRAWLEY — A handful of people showed up to Monday's county Board of Supervisors public hearing here on supervisorial redistricting.
The purpose of the series of three hearings was to receive public input on four supervisorial boundary alternatives developed by a committee made up of county employees and 10 community members.
The new district boundaries have redrawn to reflect the 2000 census, which shows the county has a population of 142,361. Excluding the populations of the county's two state prisons and dividing the remainder by five districts results in a target population of 26,759 for each district. The target numbers are allowed to be off by as much as 10 percent for the purpose of redrawing the boundaries.
For those attending the public hearings, there are large, detailed maps available for viewing.
At Monday's hearing two people spoke.
Brawley resident Rudy Cárdenas Jr. asked that the maps include precinct numbers so people can see where their homes lie under each proposal.