District Based Elections Public Hearing #3 (Post Date: 4/15/19)

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2019
Contact: Michelle Glueckert D’Anna (805) 388-5370

Camarillo, California – The Camarillo City Council will discuss draft maps and election sequencing at their public hearing of April 24, 2019, which is the third public hearing for the composition of the City’s voting districts. 

The first public hearing, held on February 27, 2019, introduced the public engagement process and began the discussion regarding criteria for the selection of districts. National Demographics Corporation, the consultant team hired by the City, provided an introduction to the topic and explained the purpose of the public hearing. No decisions were made at the February 27 public hearing. 

On March 27, 2019, the City Council convened the second public hearing in this redistricting process to allow for continued public engagement and discussion regarding criteria for the selection of districts. The City Council received and considered public comment regarding the composition of the City Council voting districts, including whether or not to have a Mayor elected at large; allowed for further discussion by the City Council; and, ultimately the City Council approved a Resolution setting forth the criteria for the drawing of district boundaries. 

At the third public hearing on April 24, 2019, the City Council will discuss draft maps and election sequencing. Twelve maps have been prepared to date, either submitted by members of the public or prepared by the demographer, NDC, after hearing public testimony and receiving direction from the City Council. These maps are posted on the City’s website for public review: www.cityofcamarillo.org/districtelections

The public hearing will be held on April 24, 2019, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Camarillo City Hall Council Chambers located at 601 Carmen Drive in Camarillo.