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Posted on: November 7, 2018

City Announces Public Meetings on District Maps to Transition to District-Based Elections

On October 11, 2018, following receipt of a threat of costly litigation, the City Council voted 5-0 to transition the City’s at-large election system to a district-based election system.  In a district-based election, the City is carved into geographic districts.  Voters in each district then choose their City Council representative, who must also live in that district.  The Mayor would continue to be elected through an at-large election system.


The City is seeking the public’s ideas and feedback about how districts in Moorpark should be drawn.  As such, the City has announced five public meetings from November to March to gather public input and obtain public review of the proposed district maps before City Council adoption.  Spanish-language interpreters will be present at all meetings.


The meetings include (download PDF):


November 13, 2018                                                            6:30 PM

First Public Hearing on District Composition (Pre-Map Drawing)

(Not a City Council meeting)


December 12, 2018                                                            6:30 PM

Second Public Hearing on District Composition (Pre-Map
Drawing) (Not a City Council meeting)


[Draft Map(s) and Sequencing Released to the Public no later than January 16, 2019.]


January 23, 2019                                                                6:30 PM

First Public Hearing on District Maps and Sequencing

(Special City Council meeting)


[Revised Map(s) and New Draft Maps and Sequencing Released to Public no later than January 30, 2019.]


February 6, 2019                                                                 6:30 PM

Second Public Hearing on District Maps and Sequencing,
Introduction of Ordinance (Regular City Council meeting)


March 6, 2019                                                                      6:30 PM

Final Public Hearing and Adoption of Ordinance

(Regular City Council meeting)


 Further information is available on the City’s website at www.moorparkca.gov/Districts.