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December 2016

On December 13, 2016, City Council declared the results of the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election, which included the passage of Measure II – By-District Elections.  At  that same meeting, City Council directed the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Ordinance No. 3230 which establishes by-district elections of five council members.

Passage of Measure II means voters in two districts will vote for their district’s City Council Member in November 2018 and voters in the remaining three districts will cast ballots for a City Council Member to represent their respective districts in November 2020.

On March 7, 2017, City Council determined that District 3 and District 5 will have an election for their City Council Member representative in 2018. Districts 1, 2 and 4 will vote to elect their City Council Member representative in 2020.


BACKGROUND

Two plaintiffs sued the City of Fullerton in late 2014 for allegedly violating the California Voting Rights Act.  The plaintiffs claim the City's at-large elections allegedly dilute the voting power of minority voters and/or prevent them from electing the candidate(s) of their choice.  The City has entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs to settle the litigation by placing a ballot measure before the voters in November 2016 to establish a district-based election system.

This page will provide access to all things related to the district based elections mapping process including, but not limited to, notices of all public meetings, public notices, press releases, agenda reports, maps and supporting documents. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lucinda Williams, City Clerk at (714) 738-6355 or email districtelections@cityoffullerton.com.

District Elections Mapping Software
Maps (Public Submissions, Draft and Samples) & Data
Participation Kit
Demographics
Agendas
Meeting Materials
Notices
Press Releases
Frequently Asked Questions
By-District Ballot Measure Information
November 2016 Elections Information

  


August 2016

In response to a recent court ruling, City Council held an additional public hearing on August 2, 2016 on the issue of the selection of a map to include in the ballot measure required per the terms of the settlement agreement with the Plaintiffs in voting rights lawsuits.  City Council reaffirmed the selection of Public Submission Map 8A to include in the November 2016 ballot measure.

City Council will hold a public hearing on August 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss district election maps.  More information can be found in the August 2, 2016 agenda packet posted no later than 72 hours before the meeting at http://www.cityoffullerton.com/gov/city_council_meetings/default.asp.


June 2016

On June 21, 2016, the City Council adopted the resolutions necessary to place the question regarding by-district elections, based on Submission Map 8A, on the November 8, 2016 ballot. Should the ballot measure pass, the district election process will begin to take effect in the 2018 election.

More information regarding the by-district ballot measure and the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election can be found at http://www.cityoffullerton.com/gov/departments/city_clerk/elections/general_municipal_election_november.asp.

On June 7, 2016, the City Council selected to place Public Submission Map 8A on the ballot for voters to consider as the City's by-district map at the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election.  You can view Public Submission Map 8A at

https://docs.cityoffullerton.com/weblink/1/edoc/601730/Public%20Submission%2008A.pdf

The City Council will next adopt the actual text of the ballot measure and various other resolutions relating to calling the election, consolidating it with the Statewide election on November 8, 2016, providing for ballot arguments and an impartial summary of the measure.  The City Council is expected to consider the proposed ballot measure and related items at the City Council Meeting on June 21, 2016.  Once these items are finalized, the City has committed to distributing additional educational materials to the public regarding the proposed measure and the selected map.  Should the ballot measure pass, the district election process will begin to take effect in the 2018 election.

Further information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 303 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, California or by telephone (714) 738-6350.


May 2016

NOTICE CONTINUED OF PUBLIC HEARING

On May 17, 2016 City Council held a public hearing to consider voting district map proposals and narrowed the list of proposals under consideration to Public Submission Maps 2B, 8, 10 and 11. City Council will not accept new maps but will accept revisions to any of the four maps under consideration if submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by May 24, 2016. City Council continued the May 17, 2016 public hearing to June 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fullerton City Council Chambers.

All interested persons are invited to attend said hearing and express opinions relating to this matter.

Further information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 303 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, California or by telephone 714.738.6350.


May 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Fullerton will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Council Chamber, 303 North Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, California, to consider the formation of council districts in conjunction with a proposed ballot measure to establish district based elections.

All interested persons are invited to attend said hearing and express opinions relating to this matter.

Further information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 303 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, California or by telephone 714.738.6350.

District Mapping Software Now Available Online

City Council will accept revisions to Public Submission Maps 2B, 8, 10 and 11 until the end of business on May 24, 2016.  City Council will not accept any submissions of new maps.


Click here for more information and to access the mapping software.

Deadline to submit maps for consideration - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

La fecha límite para presentar mapas para su consideración es el martes, 10 de mayo de 2016 a las 5:30 p.m.

提供提供供考 虑的截止日期是 2016 年 5 月 10 日,星期二,下午 5 时 30 分。

지도 제출 마감 시간은 2016 년 5 월 10 일 화요일 오후 5:30 입니다 .

Hạn chót để nộp những bản đồ để được cứu xét là Thứ Ba, ngày 10 tháng 5 năm 2016 vào lúc 5 giờ 30 chiều.


February / March 2016

Meet the Expert Meetings

Compass Demographics mapping expert Dave Ely is available for individual appointments upon request.

During these one hour appointments, Mr. Ely typically uses sample maps and demographic data to give an idea of how equal population district boundaries might be distributed and solicits input and draft voting district formation maps during these meetings.

To make an appointment, please email districtelections@cityoffullerton.com or call the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 738-6355. Please make your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

Round 2 Community Meetings

The City will host a second round of community meetings throughout the City to gather citizen input on the district mapping process in a workshop setting. Dates, times and locations for the Community Meetings are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., Maple Neighborhood Center – Lemon Park, 701 North Lemon Street
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm, Parks Junior High School - 1710 Rosecrans Avenue
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Orangethorpe United Orangethorpe United Methodist Church - 2351 West Orangethorpe Avenue
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., EV Free Church 2904 Brea Boulevard, Room NC190

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please email districtelections@cityoffullerton.com or call Lucinda Williams, City Clerk at (714) 738-6355.


January 2016

Meet the Expert Meetings

Individuals and small groups of interested stakeholders can make appointments to meet with demographics mapping expert Dave Ely from Compass Demographics. One hour appointments are available on January 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm on weekdays and between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturdays at Fullerton City Hall.

To make an appointment, please email  districtelections@cityoffullerton.com or call the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 738-6355. Please make your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

Mr. Ely typically uses sample maps and demographic data to give an idea of how equal population district boundaries might be distributed and solicits input and mapping ideas during these meetings. 


December 14, 2015

The Fullerton City Council will receive an update and hold a public hearing on the District Elections Mapping Process at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. David Ely of Compass Demographics will make a presentation and share information from the first round of community meetings. Voting district formation and draft proposals will also be discussed. 


October 21, 2015

On September 15, 2015, the Fullerton City Council approved the Community Participation Plan in connection with formation of proposed city council district boundaries for a district elections ballot measure to present to the voters in November 2016.

The City has completed the first round of individual meetings with Compass Demographics.

The next step in the Community Participation Plan is to hold four community meetings throughout the City to gather citizen input on the mapping process on a larger scale in a workshop setting.

Dates, times and locations for the Community Meetings are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m., Orangethorpe United Methodist Church - 2351 West Orangethorpe Avenue
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Hope International University – 2500 East Nutwood Avenue
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Maple Neighborhood Center – Lemon Park, 701 South Lemon
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sunny Hills High School – 1801 Warburton Way

Click here to view the meeting agenda http://bit.ly/1ksiyaP.

Translators will be present to assist with language needs in Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese.

R.S.V.P.'s are requested, but not required, to help us plan for the number of attendees and to include you on distribution lists for further information regarding the mapping process. 


September 17, 2015

A series of individual and small group meetings for interested stakeholders with demographics mapping expert Dave Ely from Compass Demographics is available by calling the City Clerk Office at (714) 738-6355 and reserving your one hour appointment.

Mr. Ely typically uses sample maps as a starting point to give an idea of how equal population district boundaries might be distributed and solicit input and mapping ideas during these meetings.


September 15, 2015

On September 15, 2015, the Fullerton City Council approved the Community Participation Plan in connection with the formation of proposed district boundaries for a district ballot measure to present to the voters in 2016.

From now to the end of the 2015 calendar year, a number of meetings will be set up to assist in soliciting public input on district boundaries. Agenda reports, proposed district maps (when they are available), and other information will be available here on this webpage.


August 18, 2015

On August 18, 2015, the City Council approved an agreement with David Ely of Compass Demographics to direct the process of creating districts.  In consultation with Mr. Ely, city staff has designed a community participation plan to gather public input on voting district boundaries.