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Draft Maps for District Elections Available for Public Review and Comment

Change in Council Election Cycle Also Being Considered

Post Date:03/07/2018 1:10 PM

A set of three draft maps showing the proposed City Council districts are available for public review.

Draft Map #1 - Green Map

Draft Map #2 - Purple Map

Draft Map #3 - Tan Map

There's also an interactive map that makes it easier to focus on details.

Comments on the draft maps can be sent via letter to the Santee City Clerk’s Office, 10601 Magnolia Ave., Santee, CA 92071 or by email to Deputy City Clerk Sara Real,

The public also may comment in person at the March 14 City Council meeting, when the maps will be presented, or at the March 28 meeting, when the Council is scheduled to vote on the maps.

Council meetings start  at 7 p.m. (City Hall is at 10601 Magnolia Avenue.)

In addition to setting the boundaries of the proposed council districts, the City Council has the option to change the rotation of council seats.

Under the current rotation, three council seats are up for election in 2018 and one in 2020. Left unchanged, three of the new council election districts must hold elections in November 2018. Once a set of district maps is chosen, the council (based in part on public input) will decide which districts will hold those 2018 elections. The fourth district would then hold a 2020 election.

As part of its move to by-district elections, the city is also considering a change in the council election cycle so that two council seats would stand for election every two years. Under this alternative, two districts would hold elections in November of even-numbered years.

To accommodate this change, one of the three districts up for election in November 2018 would be designated as a one-time, two-year term. The designated two-year seat would then hold an election for a regular four-year Council term starting in 2020, and every four years thereafter.