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District-Based Elections

Transitioning to District-Based Elections

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This page was created to assist the residents of Camarillo in understanding this process, how to participate and ways to stay engaged.  

Press Release (February 14, 2019)
VIDA News (published February 14, 2019)
Camarillo Acorn (published February 15, 2019)
Ventura County Star (published February 17, 2019) 

What You Need To Know

On January 9, 2019, the Camarillo City Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-13 declaring the City’s intent to transition from at-large to district based elections pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010 and directed the City Manager to take appropriate action to implement the Resolution. The adoption of the Resolution begins a very intensive public process to develop the districts for the City Council elections.  

City Council Agenda Report: California Voting Rights Act, January 9, 2019.

On January 23, 2019, the Camarillo City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a Professional Servies Agreement with National Demographics Corporation. Given the complexity of the process and their familiarity with Ventura County, National Demographics Corporation will assist with the preparation of information and data, and the transition from at-large to district based elections.

City Council Agenda Report: Districting Services and Proposed Meeting Schedule for Public Hearings - Professional Services Agreement with National Demographics Corporation, January 23, 2019.

Community Input - Get Involved!

Five public hearings will be held throughout this transition process at Camarillo City Hall Council Chambers, beginning at 7:30 p.m., on the following dates:

Public Hearing #1 – February 27, 2019
Hearing to introduce the public engagement process and to begin the discussion regarding criteria for the selection of districts. Per Elections Code Section 10010(a)(1) no maps may be released during the first two public hearings.

Public Hearing #2 – March 27, 2019
Hearing to continue the public engagement process and the discussion regarding criteria for the selection of districts. Maps and sequencing may be published upon completion of the hearing.

Public Hearing #3 – April 24, 2019
Hearing to discuss draft maps and election sequencing.

Public Hearing #4 – May 22, 2019
Hearing to finalize maps and election sequencing and for first reading of election ordinance.

Public Hearing #5 – June 12, 2019
Ordinance adoption.