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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.  

News
Press Release (issued February 14, 2019)
VIDA News (published February 14 and February 21, 2019)
Camarillo Acorn (published February 15 and February 22, 2019)
Ventura County Star (published February 22 and February 24, 2019) 
Press Release (issued March 19, 2019)
Announcement: Submit Your Map by April 11, 2019 (issued April 4, 2019)  
Press Release (issued April 15, 2019)
Announcement: Submit Your Map by MAY 9, 2019 (issued April 25, 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 Services 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view a list of commonly asked questions.

Community Input - Get Involved & Stay Engaged in the Process!
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.
Video of District Elections Public Hearing #1
Agenda Report
PowerPoint

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.
Video of District Elections Public Hearing #2 (part 1 of 2).
Video of District Elections Public Hearing #2 (part 2 of 2).

Agenda Report
Red Folder Items
PowerPoint
City Council Resolution 2019-45

Public Hearing #3 – April 24, 2019
Hearing to discuss draft maps and election sequencing.
(NOTE: Scroll to bottom of this page to view drafts maps for initial consideration)
Agenda Report
At this public hearing, the City Council directed that maps #109 and #110 be brought forward to Public Hearing #4 on May 22, 2019, for futher discussion, along with any other maps that are submitted. The deadline to submit maps for consideration is 5 p.m. on May 9, 2019.

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.

Interactive Review Map
Click on the link below to view and zoom in on the details of the Population Unit and Census Block lines:
Interactive Map of Camarillo

Public Participation Kits
Choose the participation method that works best for you: Paper-Only Maps, or Interactive Public Participation Kit.

Paper-Only Maps
Use the simple one-page map to draw your proposed districts and calculate the total population:
Paper Map

Interactive Public Participation Kit Supplement
Use the Population Unit Map and Excel spreadsheet below to see exactly where the various Population Unit boundaries are, and draft your own map using Excel to calculate the population numbers for each district.  Simply download the map, and save the Excel file to your computer. Then, use the Excel file and the Map of Population Unit ID numbers to assign the Population Units to your desired districts, and Excel will provide the resulting demographics for each district. You may also access the interactive map to view areas in greater detail.
Population Unit Map
Excel File

Online District Map Drawing Tool
The online districting tool enables you to draw districts, Census Block by Census Block. You may fine-tune your district lines and see, in detail, the resulting demographics. To access the tool, you will need to create a user name.  Once you access the site, there are various online help tools available (quick start guide, short training videos, and an online manual).  Before logging in, download the one page reference sheet below.
One Page Reference Sheet
Link to Online District Map Drawing Tool

Draft District Maps for Initial Consideration
Public Hearing #3 to discuss draft maps will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, beginning at 7:30 pm.  In accordance with State Law, maps to be considered by the City Council at the April 24, 2019 Public Hearing were posted online on April 15, 2019.

The maps below have been processed by the demographer, National Demographics Corporation. These maps originated either as submittals by members of the public or by the demographer after hearing public testimony and receiving direction from the City Council. The maps were numbered as received. 
Map 101
Map 102
Map 103
Map 104
Map 105
Map 106
Map 107
Map 108
Map 109
Map 110
Map 111
Map 112  
Plan Submitter Comments about the Draft Maps for the April 24, 2019 Public Hearing
Potential Election Sequencing Options (prepared by National Demographics Corporation)