Court Ordered Council Districting Process

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COURT ORDER COUNCIL DISTRICTING

Please note: The Fourth Public Hearing has been rescheduled from July 21, 2018 to July 16, 2018 

The Superior Court changed the trial date from July 23, 2018 to July 18, 2018. Therefore, the July 21, 2018 public hearing has been rescheduled to Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to be held during a Special Council Meeting.  

Translated Materials:

Korean 시의회 지구화 절차에 대한 더 자세한 정보를 원하시면 다음 주소
Chinese 有关议会选区划分流程的更多信息,请访问
Japanese 諮問委員会の地区分割手続きの詳細については、下記をご覧ください。
Spanish Para más información
Portuguese Para mais informação sobre o Processo de criação de distritos eleitorais municipais
Vietnamese Để biết thêm thông tin về Quy trình Phân quận Bầu cử Hội đồng
Hindi Translated information
Tagalog Para sa higit na impormasyon sa Proseso ng Pagdi-distrito ng Konseho, bisitahin ang 

What you need to know

On June 6, 2018, the Santa Clara County Superior Court issued a ruling stating that the City of Santa Clara’s current way of electing its council members in City-wide elections is in violation of the California Voting Rights Act. The Court will hold an additional trial beginning July 23, 2018 to determine the judicial remedy for this violation. The Court has indicated that it may order that for the November 2018 election for the two Council seats that are up for election that candidates will not be elected on a City-wide basis, but by district elections.

On June 26, 2018, the Court issued an Order regarding the Schedule for the Remedies Phase of Trial. The Order requires the City to take immediate actions to hold (4) four public hearings before July 22, 2018 for the purpose of receiving public input on potential district maps for the election of Council members.

A change in elections by district will be a substantial change in how Santa Clara voters elect their Council members. If the Court orders district elections, the voters will only be able to elect one council member who lives in the same district as those voters.

Community Input - Get Involved

The City of Santa Clara encourages your participation in this process to create potential new districts in the City of Santa Clara. We recognize that this is a very short time frame to receive your input, but given the importance of this change, we urge you to attend public hearings and to stay informed by checking this website for updates.

To provide public input in writing, you may email your comments directly to: districts@santaclaraca.gov

OR fill out comments online on a survey: www.santaclaraca.gov/opencityhall

Proposed Draft Council District Maps

The following links are proposed draft Council District maps. To provide your preference and feedback on these maps, please email districts@santaclaraca.gov

To provide feedback on the maps on our online survey, visit  www.santaclaraca.gov/opencityhall

1. City of Santa Clara - Two District Map

2. City of Santa Clara - Three District Map (Draft Plan 1)

3. City of Santa Clara - Three District Map (Draft Plan 3)

4. City of Santa Clara - Six District Map (Draft Plan 1)

5. City of Santa Clara - Six District Map (Draft Plan 3)

6. Plaintiff - Seven District Map Proposal

7. Plaintiff - Seven District Map Alternative

Tools/Data

City of Santa Clara Pieces
Calculator for 6-District Plans with Pieces Map
Santa Clara Census Blocks with 2010 Data plus 2016 ACS 2010 Voter Data 

Public Meetings

July 3, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara

View Live Stream Ad Hoc Advisory Districting Committee - Public Hearing #1

07-03-18 Agenda
City Presentation
Demographer Presentation
Demographer Presentation - Additional Slides
City of Santa Clara Pieces
Calculator for 6-District Plans with Pieces Map
Santa Clara Census Blocks with 2010 Data plus 2016 ACS 2010 Voter Data 

July 5, 2018 – 4:30 p.m. Central Park Library, Redwood Room, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara

View Live Stream Ad Hoc Advisory Districting Committee - Public Hearing #2

Agenda
City Presentation
Demographer Presentation
Public Correspondence


July 11, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara

 

View Live Stream Ad Hoc Advisory Districting Committee - Public Hearing #3


 Agenda
City Presentation
Demographer Presentation

Maps and Demographics

A professional demographer will utilize the City’s demographic information to prepare draft single member district maps. The draft district maps will be published on this webpage for public review. 

Draft Map 1
Draft Map 2
Draft Map 3

Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee

The Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee has been created to hold and conduct the districting public hearings. The committee members are made up of residents who also currently serve on established boards and commissions.

  • Yuki Ikezi (Chair)
  • Stephen Ricossa
  • Barbara "Bobbi" A. Estrada

To view information on the previous Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee efforts, please visit District Elections 

Questions / More Information

For additional information or any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (408) 615-2220 or email districts@santaclaraca.gov


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