The 191 cities in the SCAG region are represented on the Regional Council by way of Regional Council Districts. Some Districts are comprised of multiple cities (sometimes called “multi-city Districts”) and some are comprised of only a single city (sometimes called “single-city Districts”).
SCAG’s Bylaws provide that, in each year ending in “3” or “8,” the Regional Council must review District boundaries “based upon city population data as most recently available from the State Department of Finance.”
Outreach to subregional organizations is required. Subregional organizations have authority to make recommendations to establish or modify Districts (and must use the same population data described above). The Bylaws provision requiring review every five years was added in 2004. As a result, the Regional Council previously performed this District Evaluation process in 2008, 2013 and 2018. Pursuant to the Bylaws, SCAG must undertake and complete its next District Evaluation process by the end of calendar year 2023.