Consideration and Implementation of a District-Based Election System
The City of Norco was served with a demand letter from Shenkman & Hughes on October 2, 2017, alleging a violation of the California Voting Rights Act and threatening litigation if district conversion is not implemented. Norco currently utilizes an at-large election system in which registered voters cast votes for every Council se at. Changing to district-based elections would result in the City being divided into five districts, each with one Council Member who resides in the district and is chosen solely by the voters in that district.
Public input is vital in order to understand how and if a district-based election system is suitable for Norco. The City Council is urging residents to participate in the process. There are three ways to provide input:
1. Email Comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail Comments to Norco City Hall ATTN:City Clerk at 2870 Clark Avenue, Norco, CA 92860
2. Attend the City Council Meetings on December 20, January 17, January 24 and February 7, and participate in public comments
3. Draw and Submit Your Own Proposed Neighborhood Map
The deadline to submit your proposed neighborhood maps and communities of interest, as well as any other comments related to district boundaries, is Monday, January 29, at 5 p.m. Please submit comments and proposals to email@example.com. All comments related to district boundaries received before this deadline will be considered prior to the fifth and final Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers (2820 Clark Avenue). Blank maps are available on the website here: http://bit.ly/2F9Nze0.
View Draft Maps
Interactive Map Offers the ability to 1) zoom in and out to evaluate map details and 2) enter an address to zoom into that specific location
For more information about district-based elections, visit www.norco.ca.us/districts. Check the website periodically for updates.
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