City of Oxnard
Oxnard residents will get a chance to provide input on the composition of proposed City Council election districts during the first public hearing on the matter.
DATE: Dec. 12, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St., Oxnard.
The city is conducting a series of public hearings to receive community input on the proposed electoral districts for City Council seats. The second public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2018. The deadline for residents to submit drafts of district maps is at 5 p.m. on Jan 5, 2018.
Last month, the Oxnard City Council adopted a resolution declaring its intent to transition to district-based elections, which would enable city voters to elect a council member who lives in the district. The city presently uses an at-large voting system, in which four council members and the mayor are elected by registered voters of the entire city. Under a district election system, the city would be divided into separate districts, with each district electing a council member from that district. The mayoral position would continue to be elected on an at-large basis.
Information on the process, including future public hearing dates, is available in English and Spanish on the city website: www.oxnard.org/districts. For more information, contact Michelle Ascencion at [email protected] or at 805-385-7803.