Communities of Interest

A Community of Interest (COI) is a group of people that share a common bond or interest. It is a concentrated population that should be included within a single district for purposes of effective and fair representation. Communities of Interest may not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or candidates.

Examples of Communities of Interest

  • Senior citizens
  • Recent immigrants from the same country / region
  • LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Residents who share a common language or culture
  • People who use the same public transportation
  • People who live in an industrial, rural or urban area
  • People who use the same parks and recreation areas

Tell the County about your Community of Interest

Complete the COI survey online

Download a fillable pdf version of the survey in English, Chinese, Spanish or Tagalog

Return completed surveys by email to or by mail to:

County Manager’s Office
Attn: Redistricting,
400 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA  94063.

Would you like to share public comment in a public hearing or redistricting workshop?   Visit the Schedule Page to see upcoming opportunities to participate.