2023 County Commissioner Redistricting
Redistricting is the process to redraw county commissioner district boundaries so they accurately reflect population changes in Colorado counties.
By law, all counties must review their commissioner district boundaries after each federal census to ensure the districts are as equal in population as possible. Traditionally, this review occurred in the year following the federal census and had to be completed by September 30. However, significant delays in availability of population data from the 2020 Census due to the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for counties to conduct this mandated review by the statutory deadline in 2021. A bill (HB21-1047) enacted in the legislative session attempted to correct this issue by making a number of important changes to the county redistricting statute – including the timing of this mandated review. The new deadline to review and complete redistricting is September 30, 2023.
REVISED Statutory Requirements for County Redistricting CRS 30-10-306(1): “In no event shall there be more than five percent deviation between the most populous and the least populous district in each county, at the time such district boundaries are adopted.” Previously, the statue merely stated that the commissioner districts had to be “as nearly equal in population as possible,” but there were no specific numeric requirements.
Data was acquired from the Legislative Council’s website as directed in HB 1047. Click here to learn more about the Legislative Council. The 2020 data lists Clear Creek County’s population at 9,397, which is up from the 2010 census of 9,088.
The County Commissioners were presented with and discussed the proposed changes to the commissioner districts on February 21st and March 7th. Click here to view a recording of the February 21st meeting. Click here to view a recording of the March 7th meeting.
Upcoming Commissioner Meetings
The County is seeking public comment on the proposed commissioner districts. The proposed county redistricting maps can be viewed online, or in person at the Annex Building located at 1111 Rose St. in Georgetown. Digital maps are linked at the bottom of this page.
In your comments, please refer to the maps as either Map Option 1a or Map Option 1b, in accordance to their labeled title. Comments may be submitted by email to the mapping department at email@example.com. Click here to email the mapping department. Comments can also be made at the public meetings.
• Tuesday April 18th at 10:30 am
• Tuesday May 2nd at 10:15 am
• Tuesday May 16th at 9:05 am
The meetings will be held at the Courthouse in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the County Courthouse located at 405 Argentine St. The public can also attend and provide comment via zoom. Click here to join County Zoom meetings.
View The Redistricting Maps
The proposed county redistricting maps can be viewed online, or in person at the Annex Building located at 1111 Rose St. in Georgetown. Clear Creek County is currently considering two options for redistricting. These options are labeled as options 1A and 1B. In correspondence, please refer to the maps as either Map Option 1a or Map Option 1b, in accordance to their labeled title.
The County's current commissioner districts were established in 2011. To view the County's current commissioner districts map, click here.