Division-Based Elections

About Cosumnes CSD

Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) is an independent special district under the Community Services District Law and is governed by an independently elected five-member Board of Directors. 

Special districts are local government agencies that provide specific essential services. Cosumnes CSD provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the cities of Elk Grove and Galt, as well as unincorporated areas of south Sacramento County, and parks and recreation services within the city of Elk Grove. 


2022 Division Map Update

In accordance with Elections Code Section 22000 the District must, after each federal decennial census, adopt a resolution adjusting the boundaries of its voting districts. The voting divisions must be, as far as practicable, equal in population and in compliance with the Federal Voting Rights Act. When adjusting boundaries, the Board may give consideration to: (i) topography, (ii) geography, (iii) cohesiveness, contiguity, integrity, and compactness of territory, and (iv) communities of interest. For the November 2022 election, Senate Bill 594 requires the Board to adjust the boundaries of the divisions no later than April 17, 2022. 


March 16, 2022 (Public Hearing #2): The District Board reviewed the proposed Division Maps during the scheduled Public Hearing and approved Resolution No. 2022-18 adopting Draft Map A (PDF).

March 2, 2022 (Public Hearing #1) : At the regular Board meeting (PDF) during Public Hearing, the District Board voted to authorize the redrawing of new maps based on the 2020 Census.  The Board requested the maps consider the following:

February 11, 2022: Cosumnes CSD closed an RFP for demographer services to assist with the redistricting process for 2022. After careful review, the District awarded the proposal to Redistricting Partners.

November 6, 2019: The Board adopted Resolution No. 2019-87, A Resolution of the Cosumnes Community Services District Establishing a By-Division Election Process Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10010. The Board approved Draft Plan D Map (PDF).

January 17, 2018: The Board directed staff to prepare a report on the procedure, and the pros and cons, for converting Board elections from its current method of at-large to by- or from-division elections. This direction was subsequent to a public comment made at the Board’s November 15, 2017 meeting requesting the Board consider switching to division elections.