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COASTSIDE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
766 MAIN STREET
HALF MOON BAY, CA 94019

PUBLIC HEARING

CONVERSION FROM AN AT-LARGE ELECTORAL SYSTEM FOR ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO ONE BASED ON FIVE (5) ZONES OR DISTRICTS PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA VOTING RIGHTS ACT

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARING
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On November 25, 2019, the COASTSIDE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT resolved by action of its Board of Directors to change its electoral system for members of the Board of Directors from an at-large system – one in which District voters elect all Directors – to a system based on five (5) zones, where District voters elect a Board member from their zone. The District now seeks public input as to the composition of the District and how to best draw these new zones.

On December 10, 2019, Coastside County Water District held its first public hearing regarding the California Voting Rights Act, the process of conversion from an at-large to zone or district-based system, and to receive input on the five zones that will be created.

  1. This is the second public hearing to discuss the California Voting Rights Act, the process of conversion, and to receive public input on the District with regard to geography, population, and communities of interest to assist the District in drawing five (5) zones that are in compliance with the Federal and California Voting Rights Acts.
  2. Review remaining dates and steps in the process leading to the adoption of the Ordinance transitioning to zone-based elections, currently planned for February 11, 2020.
    1. Public Hearings to Solicit Public Input:
      1. January 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.: Presentation of one or more draft maps of five (5) electoral zones for election of members of the Board of Directors; Public Input on maps and order of elections.
      2. January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.: Presentation of one or more draft maps of five (5) electoral zones for election of members of the Board of Directors; Public Input on maps and order of elections.
      3. February 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.: Presentation of one or more draft maps of five (5) electoral zones for election of members of the Board of Directors; Public Input on maps and order of elections.
  3. Board of Directors meeting of February 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.: After receiving additional public input, the Board by ordinance will choose one of the draft electoral maps and will decide which three (3) of the five (5) new zones will elect a Board member in 2020, and which two (2) of the five (5) new zones will elect a Board member in 2022.
  4. Adjournment

 

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