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The City Council selected Map 124 a at the Public Hearing on February 12.

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Districts 1 and 5 will select Council candidates in 2020

Districting FAQ

The City Council is considering a transition to district-based elections for the 2020 elections. Currently, the City of Claremont conducts at-large elections, with Councilmembers selected to represent the entire city. Should the City transition to district-based elections, the City would be divided into geographic areas and voters would select a Council candidate from their district.

The Council is considering the transition to district-based elections in light of recent California Voter Rights Act lawsuits. By initiating the process of districting, the City of Claremont can avoid costly legal fees and maintain control over the districting process. Under the Voter Rights Act, the City has a 90-day period to conduct the process without threat of litigation. The City has until late February 2019 to present a transition plan to the City Council.

To assist the City in developing a district plan, the City hired National Demographic Corporation (NDC). National Demographic Corporation has 29 years of experience assisting cities, school districts, and agencies in the districting process. The company will conduct outreach and draft districting maps based on community discussions. The City will hold five public hearings and four community workshops to allow residents an opportunity to participate in these discussions.

The first public hearing to discuss the districting process was held on January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  Special legal counsel and NDC gave an overview of the districting process and City demographics. The community will be given an opportunity to give input on district boundaries and discuss the process of election sequencing. Council will be asked to consider a resolution setting forth mandatory and permissive districting criteria.

Following the January 8, 2019 public hearing, the City hosted two public workshops on Sunday, January 13, 2019 to educate the community, get feedback, answer questions, and give instructions on how to draft and submit a district boundary map for consideration. The second public hearing was held January 17, 2019 to accept input from residents and Council on options for drafting the district boundaries.

NDC took the suggestions made at the January meetings and the community-submitted maps and drafted three district boundary maps to present to the City Council and public. The draft maps are available for public review will be presented at a public hearing on February 4, 2019. The City will hold two public workshops on February 9, 2019 to get additional feedback on the draft maps. On February 12, 2019, the Council will hold a public hearing to consider the draft district maps and election sequencing. At this meeting, the Council may introduce an ordinance establishing by-district elections, district boundaries, and an election transition plan.

For information on the transition to district elections, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (909) 399-5441

Public Meeting Schedule

Tuesday

January 8, 2019 @6:30pm

Council Chamber

Public Hearing No. 1

Overview of the process and city demographics. Gather input from public to be used in establishing options for district boundaries. Discuss process of election sequencing. Adopt resolution setting forth mandatory and permissive districting criteria.

Sunday

January 13, 2019

@1pm

Blaisdell Center

Public Workshop

Presentation of demographics and overview of process to draw district maps. Question and answers.

Sunday

January 13, 2019

@4pm

Hughes Center

Public Workshop

Presentation of demographics and overview of process to draw district maps. Question and answers.

Thursday,

January 17, 2019 @6:30pm

Council Chamber

Public Hearing No. 2

Second hearing to gather input from public to be used in establishing options for district boundaries.

 

Monday

February 4, 2019 @6:30pm

Council Chamber

Public Hearing No.3

Public Hearing to discuss and take public comment on draft maps and proposed election sequence.

Saturday

February 9 , 2019

@11am

Youth Activities Cntr.

 

Public Workshop

Public input on draft maps and proposed sequence of elections.

Saturday

February 9, 2019

@2pm

Claremont Place Senior Living

Public Workshop

Public input on draft maps and proposed sequence of elections.

Tuesday

February 12, 2019

@ 6:30pm

Council Chamber

Public Hearing No. 4

Public hearing to discuss and take public comment on draft maps and proposed sequence of elections.

 

Public Hearing No. 5

Introduce ordinance for first reading establishing by-district elections, district boundaries, and transition plan/sequence of elections.