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File #: 23-2020    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Evening Public Hearing/Appeal Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/7/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Transition to District-Based Elections for Councilmembers
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Ordinance with EX A, 2. EX B - District Boundary Map, 3. ATCH 2 - 1/21/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 4. ATCH 3 - 2/4/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 5. ATCH 4 - 2/11/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 6. ATCH 5 - 2/25/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 7. ATCH 6 - 3/3/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 8. ATCH 7 - 3/4/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 9. ATCH 8 - 3/16/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 10. ATCH 9 - 3/31/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 11. ATCH 10 - 4/7/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 12. ATCH 11 - 4/21/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony, 13. ATCH 12 - 4/28/2020 City Council Mtg Public Testimony
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk

Prepared By: Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk

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Transition to District-Based Elections for Councilmembers

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RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommendation

Approve the second reading and final passage, and adopt an ordinance establishing district-based elections for Councilmembers by amending Napa Municipal Code Title 1 to add a new Chapter 1.10 ("District-Based Elections"), and approving the district boundary map and sequence of elections for Councilmembers.

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DISCUSSION:

Overview

At a public hearing on April 28, 2020, after considering input from the public, the City Council adopted a district boundary map (which was identified as "Plan A1"), and selected the proposed sequence of elections for councilmembers so that the districts identified as 2 and 4 are up for election in 2020, and the districts identified as 1 and 3 are up for election in 2022. At that same hearing, the Council introduced an ordinance to establish District-Based Elections for Councilmembers. The District Boundary Map for Plan A1 and the corresponding sequence of elections were published on the City's webpage on April 21, 2020.

At this public hearing on May 5, 2020, after considering public input, staff recommends that the City Council adopt the ordinance establishing district-based elections for Councilmembers, which will incorporate the adopted District Boundary Map (Plan A1) and the sequence of elections for Councilmembers (consistent with City Council's action on April 28, 2020).

Background

The City of Napa is in the process of transitioning from the current at-large election system, to a district-based election system for Councilmembers. Under the at-large system, the incumbent members of (and future candidates for) the City Council may reside anywhere in the City limits. Under a district-based system, the City will be divided into four separate geographical districts, and the voters r...

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