Superior Court Issues Amended Statement of Decision Ordering 6-District Elections in Santa Clara to Designate Districts 2 and 3 for City Council Election
On July 24, 2018, the amended order addresses the issue of "sequencing" of elections. Candidates for City Council must be residents of Districts 2 and 3, and only voters in Districts 2 and 3 will be able to elect City Council members in the November 2018 election. The order revises the previously-issued order be reaffirming the state law regarding the closing of the official Nomination Period as Friday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m., which leaves potential candidates within Districts 2 and 3 a two-week period to file nomination papers. Potential candidates within Districts 2 and 3 may call the City Clerk's Office for more information on running for office at (408) 615-2220.
November 2018 Election
- Only registered voters who reside in District 2 or District 3 may run for office (4 year terms)
- An interactive District Map is available for the public to determine which District they reside in
- Only registered voters, who reside in District 2 or District 3, may vote for their respective candidates
- The Mayor will continue to be elected at-large (4 year term)
- The City Clerk will continue to be elected at-large (2 year partial term)
- The nomination period opened on July 16, 2018
- Nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk no later than Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
- An extension period has been exercised for District 3 (the incumbent did not file), therefore, the deadline to file nomination papers for this position is Wednesday, August 15 at 5:00 p.m.
- To seek more information or to pull nomination papers, contact the City Clerk’s Office by phone at (408) 615-2220 to make an appointment with the City Clerk Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Current List of Potential Candidates - August 17, 2018
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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.
The City of Santa Clara encouraged public participation in this process to create potential new districts in the City of Santa Clara. In a relatively short time frame, but given the importance of this change, the City of Santa Clara held four public hearings and provided updates on this website.
To provide public input in writing, you may email your comments directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed Draft Council District Maps
The following links are the proposed draft Council District maps.
The online survey is now closed, to see comments 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
Public Hearing #1July 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 Draft Minutes
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
Public Hearing #2July 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:
Public Hearing #3July 11, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara
View Live Stream Ad Hoc Advisory Districting Committee - Public Hearing #3:
Public Hearing #4
July 16, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara
View Live Stream Ad Hoc Advisory Districting Committee - Public Hearing #4:
Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee
The Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee was 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 email@example.com