Every 10 years, after new population figures from the decennial census are released by the U.S. Census Bureau, San Jose establishes new City Council District boundaries. These boundaries determine which Council District represents each resident, and ensures equal representation for San Jose citizens. View city streets that were affected by the redistricting.
On August 23, 2011, the City Council approved (10-1-0, Councilmember Constant opposed) the recommendations of the 2011 Redistricting Advisory Commission. An ordinance establishing new City Council District boundaries became effective on October 13, 2011.