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Transition from At-Large Elections to District-Based Elections – February 5, 2018

Posted on February 1, 2018


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At the January 16, 2018 meeting, the City Council decided to switch to district-based elections, starting in 2020. This means that the four City Council seats will change from being elected at-large, or citywide, to by district. Each City Council member will represent a particular area of the City. Under this system, the Mayor will continue to be separately elected, and would serve at-large.

Beginning at the February 5, 2018 City Council meeting, the City will launch the first of five public hearings before officially transitioning to a district-based election system. These hearings, as well as the City’s website, will serve as an opportunity for community members to provide input regarding the following: composition of the districts, draft maps, and potential sequence of the elections. The focus of the February 5 meeting is the initial conversation regarding the composition of the districts that are to be established. Please also see the website for the history on this issue and the timeframe that is required by law. We welcome your input and questions at any time.

Read the staff report here.

For more information, please visit our District Elections webpage

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