MALIBU TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ABOUT DRAWING OF DISTRICTS AND MAPS FOR POSSIBLE DISTRICT-WIDE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
The City of #Malibu will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:30 PM at City Hall to offer community members the opportunity to learn about and give their feedback on possible composition of districts and map creation as part of the City’s proposed move to a district-wide municipal election system.
The hearing, the second in a series of public hearings, could affect how residents vote for representatives on the Malibu City Council.
On Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM and Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM, the City will hold additional public hearings at City Hall about district draft maps and the proposed sequence of elections. The draft maps and proposed sequence of elections will be published at least seven days in advance to give the public the opportunity to see the materials and give their feedback and recommendations.
The City Council declared its intent in January to place a binding initiative on the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election ballot for the public to choose whether the City should change from an at-large system of voting to a district-based system. This was in response to a claim by the Law Offices of Milton C. Grimes that the City’s at-large system of voting violates the California Voting Rights Act.
The City will hire a demographer and conduct extensive public outreach and public hearings to gather community input about the composition of the districts, district boundaries, district maps and a sequence of elections.
All related information will be posted in an ongoing basis on the District Elections web page at https://www.malibucity.org/DistrictElections. - 8 minutes ago