By-District Elections Transition

District Election Transition (Para este texto en español, haga clic aquí)
On November 12, 2019, the City Council Adopted Resolution 2019-140 Declaring the City of Rohnert Park’s Intent To Initiate Procedures to Consider Transition from At-Large Elections to By-District Elections Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10010, Approving a Tentative Timeline for Conducting Public Hearings and Taking Related Actions

A copy of the full text of the Resolution can be found below.
Resolution 2019-140

On February 25, 2020, the City Council held its Seventh Public Hearing Re By-District Elections and Adopted Ordinance No. 944, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Rohnert Park, CA, Amending Title 2 “Administration and Personnel” of the Rohnert Park Municipal Code to add a Chapter 2.66, “District Elections” to provide for the Election of Members of the City Council by Five Districts; Establish the District Boundaries & Election Order of Each District (CEQA Status: Exempt).

A copy of the full text of the Ordinance can be found below.
Ordinance 944

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

1st Public Hearing
Staff Report
Video
Presentation

Consultant led presentation and discussion. No maps for review but will take public comment on composition of districts, number of districts and potential election sequencing.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

2nd Public Hearing
Staff Report
Video
Presentation

Consultant led presentation and discussion. No maps for review but will take public comment on composition of districts.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

3rd Public Hearing
Staff Report
Video
Presentation

Consultant led presentation and discussion. Maps for Review. Take public comments, provide direction about any modifications to one or more proposed district maps and the potential election sequencing. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

4th Public Hearing
Staff Report
Video
Presentation

Consultant led presentation and discussion. Maps for review. Take public comments, provide direction about any modifications to one or more proposed district maps and the potential election sequencing; Introduction of an ordinance establishing district elections and district map.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

5th Public Hearing
Staff Report
Video

Staff presentation. Council provided further direction to staff to provide new maps.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

 6th Public Hearing
Staff Report
Video
Presentation

Consultant led presentation and discussion. Maps for review. Take public comments, provide direction about any modifications to one or more proposed district maps and the potential election sequencing.  Introduction of a new ordinance establishing district elections and district map or Adoption of Ordinance 943

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7th Public Hearing
Staff Report
Video

Consultant and staff led presentation and discussion. The Council will consider adopting Ordinance 944 Establishing District Elections; Establish the District Boundaries & Election Order of Each District.


 
Draft Maps Submitted
National Demographics Corporation reviewed all maps for population balancing, ensuring they are contiguous and not in violation of the Federal or California Voting Rights Act.

Draft Maps Posted on December 3, 2019

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Draft Map Posted on December 18, 2019

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Draft Map Posted on January 6, 2020

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Drafts Map Posted on January 7, 2020

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Draft Map Posted on February 4, 2020

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Mapping Tools
The following mapping tools were available for members of the public to draw their own district map and submit it for consideration.

Paper-only maps
Tools needed:  Public Participation Kit - Paper Map w/ Population Counts

Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals
Tools needed:  Public Participation Kit - Paper Map w/ Population Unit ID#s and Public Participation Kit - Excel Spreadsheet


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