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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 community-driven 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 on and refine proposed maps at various meetings and pop-up events. The City Council will use this input to narrow the map options and ultimately select a final map in November.

Upcoming Meetings and Next Steps

City Council Meeting

When: Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 456 W. Olive Ave.
What: Narrow maps to two to three options

When: Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 456 W. Olive Ave.
What: Select a single map

Visit SunnyvaleElections.org for all meeting details, proposed maps and mapping tools.

Help Spread the Word!

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

We will host pop-up events at locations throughout the city in October.

  • Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Sunnyvale Library, 665 W. Olive Ave.
  • Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market, 121 W. Washington Ave.
  • Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Sunnyvale Library, 665 W. Olive Ave.
  • Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Fremont High School, 575 W. Fremont Ave.
  • Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Plaza Del Rey Mobile Home Park, 1225 Vienna Drive
  • Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. at Columbia Neighborhood Center, 785 Morse Ave.
  • Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at Sunnyvale Community Center- Orchard Pavilion, 550 E. Remington Drive
  • Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cyprian Parish, 195 Leota Ave.
  • Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. at Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive

May 31, 2019