Council Approves Ordinance Completing the City’s Transition to District Elections
At their May 3, 2022 meeting, the Council finalized the City’s transition to by-district elections by adopting the District Elections ordinance. The ordinance includes the final district map and specifies which three districts will be the first to elect council representatives in 2022, and which two districts will elect representatives in 2024.
As shown in the graphic above, the city has been mapped into five districts of nearly equal population. Voters in each district will vote for one eligible candidate to represent them on the City Council. As outlined in the ordinance, Districts 1, 3, and 4 will be the first districts to elect representatives in 2022. Districts 2 and 5 will then elect representatives in 2024. The position of mayor will continue to be selected by a majority vote of all members of the City Council during the annual reorganization meeting in December.
The City’s transition to district elections does not affect the terms of the current City Council members. The two Council members whose seats are not up for reelection in 2022 will continue to serve as at-large City Council members until the 2024 municipal election. The three Council members whose seats are up for reelection in 2022 can only run for reelection if they live in a district that is sequenced to elect a representative in 2022.
In the next few weeks, the City will launch a new interactive mapping tool to allow residents to input their address to locate their voting district. Alternatively, a copy of the final district map (public map 124279), is available for viewing and downloading on the Districting webpage at https://www.diamondbarca.gov/1088/Draft-District-Maps.
For questions, call City Hall at (909) 839-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .