June 13 Public Hearing Set for Election By Districts
The City of Vista has an at-large election system, where voters of the entire city elect all members of the City Council. The Vista City Council is moving toward a “by-district” election system after the City received a letter from a law firm claiming the city is violating the California Voting Rights Act. “By district” election systems divide the city into geographic sections. Voters in each section choose their City Council representative, who must also live in that district. The mayor’s position would still be elected citywide.
A professional demographer, National Demographics Corporation, has been hired by the City to create proposed district boundaries. The final proposed district boundary maps, with feedback from residents at seven public meetings will be considered at a public hearing on June 13. At this meeting, the City Council is expected to formally adopt the boundary map for the four election districts.
Upcoming Public Hearing
- Tuesday, June 13 at 5:30 pm, Vista Civic Center Council Chambers (Public Hearing)
District Elections Explained