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Seeking Public Input on Preliminary Draft Plans for Council Districts

8 Maps Available for Review

Post Date:04/05/2018 2:00 PM
  • ContactCity Manager's Office
  • Phone Number(408) 615-2210
  • Emaildistricts@santaclaraca.gov

The Ad Hoc Advisory Districting Committee is currently taking public input on draft maps indicating two Council Districts prepared by a professional demographer. The maps must meet certain legal requirements. The two City Council Districts must be roughly equal in population (about 58,234 residents in each district) and should take the distribution of members of various communities of interest into account. A professional demographer has developed three draft maps, as well as five maps based on community feedback, for a total of eight draft maps, which will be considered at the final public hearing on April 12 at 6 pm at Central Park Library. To review the maps, please visit www.santaclaraca.gov/districtelections

Send any comments and your map preference to districts@santaclaraca.gov or by calling (408) 615-2220. Thank you for your participation!

Background

On January 30, 2018, the City Council adopted a resolution to place a ballot measure on the June 5, 2018 Special Election for a charter amendment to change the way City Council members are elected by dividing the City into two City Council districts. An Ad Hoc Advisory Districting Committee was established to take public input and develop a recommendation to the City Council on a map indicating the two districts. This map will be presented to the Council in May 2018. If the District Election ballot measure passes in June 2018, Council members would begin to be elected by District beginning in November 2018. 

More Information

For more background information on the proposed change to District Elections, please visit the City's website at www.santaclaraca.gov/districtelections        

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