By-District City Council Elections
4/2/2019 First reading of the ordinance approving the Council district boundary map and sequencing of district elections.
3/19/2019 City Council Meeting to consider all maps that have been submitted/created. (See maps A through E at right).
2/27/2019 Council District Boundary Map-Building Workshop 2, 6:30 PM, Paso Robles High School Library, 801 Niblick Road
1/31/19 Council District Boundary Map-Building Workshop, 6:30 PM, Paso Robles Public Safety Center, 900 Park Street
12/18/18 Public Hearing, 6:30PM, City Council Chamber
12/5/18 Community Meeting, 6PM, Centennial Park Live Oak Room
4/2/2019 - City Council adopted an ordinance to transition to by-district elections, adopting Revised Map E with a small revision to change the border along Creston Road between Districts 2 and 4 to move Sherwood Park from District 2 to 4 (download the Staff Report from 4/2/2019 City Council Meeting).This was the fourth and final public hearing in transitioning to a by-district election system. The second reading and adoption of the ordinance took place on April 16, 2019.
3/19/2019 – City Council held the third public hearing regarding the transition to by-district Council elections where they received public input and directed staff to bring back Draft Map E with the associated sequencing for Council District elections. Staff will review the demographic information and census tract boundaries to confirm that they allow for the inclusion of the Quail Run neighborhood in district 4 and boundary adjustments to square off the neighborhood. Election sequencing would be as follows: Districts 3 and 4 would be up for election in 2020 and districts 1 and 2 would be up for election in 2022. The next public hearing takes place on April 2, 2019.
Prompted by a legal challenge that alleges our current City Council election system violates the California Voting Rights Act of 2002, the City of Paso Robles is transitioning from the current at-large system of electing the City Council to a by-district election model.
The City would be divided into 4 voting districts, each district represented by one City Council member from that district. The Mayor's position would remain at-large.
The City is requesting the assistance of interested Paso Robles residents in designing proposed boundary maps for each district.
Residents are being asked to review the materials below and submit draft boundary maps via the Draw Paso Robles website by March 1, 2019.
- Draw Paso Robles website
- Manual Map Building Kit
- Shenkman-Hughes Legal Challenge
- 9/25/2018 Staff Report - Consideration and Approval of Resolution of Intent to Convert From At-Large to By-District Council Election System
- Resolution of Intent to Transition from At-Large to By-District Elections
- 11/20/18 Staff Report - First Public Hearing on a By-District Council Election System
- Consultant Presentation from 11/20/2018
- Timeline: Transition to District Elections
- Examples of cities currently creating district maps