Fire District By-Division Electoral Project

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Background

The Fire District Board of Directors declared its intention to transition from an at-large to a by-division electoral system to comply with the California Rights Act (CVRA). The Fire District currently has an “at-large” electoral system where voters from the entire Fire District vote for all members of the Board of Directors.   This is in contrast to a “by-division” electoral system where the jurisdiction is divided into smaller divisions and a candidate must reside within that division in order to be elected by voters residing within that division.

We need your help and input!

We need your input to make this change.  One of our goals is to solicit input from the community when drawing proposed boundary lines for the new district maps.  We will hold several public hearings and encourage the community to participate and define your neighborhoods or community interest; provide input for maps; submit maps, and review draft maps.   We also need you to talk to your neighbors and local organization and encourage them to participate and attend the public hearings. 

Public Hearing schedule

 

Two public hearings will be held prior to drawing maps on the following dates:
Please request Spanish translation 72 hours prior to the meeting.

November 17, 2021
(Special Board Meeting)
1st Public Hearing
December 8, 2021
(Regular Board Meeting)
2nd Public Hearing

  

Two public hearings will be held to review draft maps.
Please request Spanish translation 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

January 12, 2022
(Regular Board Meeting)
3rd Public Hearing - Review draft maps
February 9, 20224th Public Hearing - Review final draft maps


Project Schedule

November 17, 2021
(Special Board Meeting)
1st Public Hearing - Prior to drafting map
December 8, 2021
(Regular Board Meeting)
2nd Public Hearing - Prior to drafting maps
December 9, 2021-January 5, 2022NCD to review maps submitted from public and post citizen and/or consultant-drawn draft maps as applicable
January 12, 2022
(Regular Board Meeting)
3rd Public Hearing - Review draft maps and discuss election sequence
February 9, 2022
(Regular Board Meeting
4th Public Hearing - Review the final draft map and discuss the election sequence
March 9, 2022
(Regular Board Meeting)
Approve by-division election resolution and adopt the final map
April 17, 2021Fire District Deadline for adopting the map

       

 Draft Maps

Maps will be added here by staff as they are completed

Resources/Information

Staff will add resource information here as available

Translation

Please request Spanish translation 72 hours prior to the meeting.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please send any questions and map suggestions to districting@chofire.org or contact the Clerk of the Board at (909) 315-8808.