By-District City Council Elections

Paso Robles City Limits Map

Meeting Dates:

42/2019 First reading of the ordinance approving the Council district boundary map and sequencing of district elections. 

3/19/2019 City Council Meeting to consider all maps that have been submitted/created. (See maps A through E at right).

2/27/2019 Council District Boundary Map-Building Workshop 2, 6:30 PM, Paso Robles High School Library, 801 Niblick Road

1/31/19 Council District Boundary Map-Building Workshop, 6:30 PM, Paso Robles  Public Safety Center, 900 Park Street

12/18 Public Hearing, 6:30PM, City Council Chamber

12/5  Community Meeting, 6PM, Centennial Park Live Oak Room

UPDATES:

4/2/2019 - City Council adopted an ordinance to transition to by-district elections, adopting Revised Map E with a small revision to change the border along Creston Rd. between Districts 2 and 4 to move Sherwood Park from District 2 to 4.  This was the fourth and final public hearing in transitioning to a by-district election system.  The second reading of the ordinance will take place on April 16, 2019. Adopted Map

3/19/2019 – City Council held the third public hearing regarding the transition to by-district Council elections where they received public input and directed staff to bring back Draft Map E with the associated sequencing for Council District elections. Staff will review the demographic information and census tract boundaries to confirm that they allow for the inclusion of the Quail Run neighborhood in district 4 and boundary adjustments to square off the neighborhood. Election sequencing would be as follows: Districts 3 and 4 would be up for election in 2020 and districts 1 and 2 would be up for election in 2022. The next public hearing takes place on April 2, 2019. More details and a timeline are here.

BACKGROUND:

Prompted by a legal challenge that alleges our current City Council election system violates the California Voting Rights Act of 2002, the City of Paso Robles is transitioning from the current at-large system of electing the City Council to a by-district election model. 

The City would be divided into 4 voting districts, each district represented by one City Council member from that district. The Mayor's position would remain at-large. 

The City is requesting the assistance of interested Paso Robles residents in designing proposed boundary maps for each district. 

Residents are being asked to review the materials below and submit draft boundary maps via the Draw Paso Robles website by March 1, 2019. 

Below are the maps that City Council will be considering on March 19, 2019 for adoption: 

More information: