Camarillo, CA | Transition To Division-Based Elections

For the past 59 years, the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District has followed an at-large election system for its Board of Directors.

On May 12, 2020, the District received a letter from attorney Kevin Shenkman on behalf of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project and its member alleging that the District’s at-large system of elections violates the CVRA. On August 13, 2021, the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District approved Resolution No. 686 declaring its intent to transition to division-based elections. The District then has 90-days to transition to division-based elections to avoid costly litigation.

Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010, the District will conduct a series of public hearings over the next few months to receive community input on the composition of proposed election districts for Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District seats. It is of utmost importance that District residents participate and provide feedback during the upcoming public hearings. It is the District’s desire to ensure that the proposed districts reflect communities of interest and that the residents be engaged in this matter.

Dates and locations of the public meetings are as follows:

Public Hearing #2

Tuesday, September 21, 2021: 6:30 pm

Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District

1605 E. Burnley St. Camarillo, CA 93010

Administration Office – Room 6

Public Hearing #3

Wednesday, October 6, 2021: 5:00 pm

City of Camarillo

601 Carmen Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010

City Hall Council Chambers

Public Hearing #4

Thursday, October 28, 2021: 6:30 pm

Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District

1605 E. Burnley St. Camarillo, CA 93010

Administration Office – Room 6

Public Hearing/Adoption of Ordinance #5

Thursday, November 4, 2021: 6:00 pm

City of Camarillo

601 Carmen Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010

City Hall Council Chambers

More information about Division-Based Elections can be found on our website HERE.

Questions or comments about the process and meetings can be sent to Mary Otten, General Manager at [email protected]

Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District, founded in 1962, serves 70,000+ residents in the larger Camarillo area, maintaining 28 parks and a variety of recreation opportunities that enrich the lives of community members.

Come Play!


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