Newsletter from Pleasanton Voters.com
December 30, 2021
Don't Miss the First Public Hearing on Pleasanton's Voter Redistricting
A historic change is coming to Pleasanton, which was chartered as a city on June 18, 1894. For the past 127 years, all voters in our city have elected their City Council members in what is called an “At-Large” election. Beginning in November 2022, this will change as Pleasanton joins many other California cities in transitioning to district-based elections.
Last September the Pleasanton City Council took the first step toward this transition, motivated by the threat of a lawsuit asserting that Pleasanton’s at-large electoral system violates the California Voting Rights Act of 2001.
A new district-based election system will divide the city into four districts that each have one Council member who resides in that district and is chosen by the voters who reside in that respective district. The office of Pleasanton Mayor will remain as an at-large election, voted on by all registered voters residing in the city.
Pleasanton residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on draft district maps at a series of four public hearings, the first of which is scheduled on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 7PM. (See Agenda, Public Hearing Item #5.) Join the meeting via Channel 29 or YouTube or Zoom.
More information is on the city’s website.
What is your opinion of this new voting-by-district for Pleasanton? If you have questions or concerns, let the City Council know your thoughts by emailing them at CityCouncil@CityofPleasantonCA.gov.