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District Elections: Meetings on Maps

The City is proposing to change from at-large elections for City Council seats to a district-based electoral system. Our goal is to increase diversity on the City Council and protect the City against California Voting Rights Act lawsuits.

After seeking extensive input from the community about the number of districts and how to select the mayor, the City Council decided to place a ballot measure for six Council districts and a directly-elected, at-large mayor on the March 2020 election.

Over the summer, we launched a communitydriven map drawing process to determine the six Council district boundaries for Sunnyvale elections in November 2020 (should the March 2020 ballot measure succeed).Through October, the community can comment and refine proposed maps at various meetings and pop-up events.

Upcoming Meetings and Next Steps

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the City Council will receive a summary of the Council district maps proposed by Sunnyvale residents and the City's demographer. The Council will make a recommendation on the range of map options that should be considered moving forward.

Next, the City will hold two events to:

  • Share Council direction with the Community;
  • Provide technical assistance on district map refinement; and
  • Give residents the opportunity to incorporate Council feedback into their maps that are already in progress.

Pop-Up Event: Saturday, Sept. 14
Community Workshop: Thursday, Sept. 26

Visit SunnyvaleElections.org for meeting details.

The community has until Sunday, September 29 to submit their refined Council district maps.

The City Council will review the refined maps on Tuesday, October 8.

All Council meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive Ave. starting at 7 p.m.

Help Spread the Word!

Tell your friends and family about these opportunities to share your ideas.

May 31, 2019