About the Process: As required by City Charter, members of the 2022 Independent Citizens’ Redistricting Commission were appointed by the City after receipt of the final federal decennial census information. The City Code [6-18.3.B] requires the appointments be made within one year of receipt of data, which the City received in August of 2021. The census information and subsequent redistricting is developed for use in conjunction with the scheduled general municipal election in November 2023.
On October 27, 2021 the Governing Body approved Resolution 2021-57, “Convening the Independent Citizens’ Redistricting Commission and Calling for the Redistricting of the Four City of Santa Fe Council Districts Prior to the Municipal Election on November 7, 2021. The resolution was sponsored by Councilor Rivera and Councilwoman Villarreal.
Below are a list of individuals who were appointed for the Commission:
District 1 – Christopher Graeser
District 2 – Gary Donato
District 3 – Nicholas McKenzie
District 4 - Lilliemae Ortiz
Statistician – Gail Rekers
At-Large – Berl Brechner
Geographer or cartographer*** – Carmela Quintana