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The City Council is asking for your help planning our City's change to by-district Council elections. Selma,
like over 100 cities and 165 school districts across the state, is making a change in how voters elect the
City Council.

Beginning in 2020, City Council members will be elected district by district, instead of the current at-large citywide elections in which all voters have the ability to vote for all City Council seats.

We need your help to make this change!

Council would like to know what you consider reasonable districts and invites you to attend a public
hearing to provide input. Click here to read the Public Hearing Notice.

On July 15th, the City Council adopted a Resolution of Intention to Transition to By-District Elections, which you can read here at this link and review the schedule here.

Timeline

Implementing By-District Elections for City Council Members


Date Action
July 15 Adopt Resolution of Intention to Transition to Districts
August 5 & August 12 Hold two public hearings to gather public input on communities of interest (no draft maps drawn until these are complete)
August 19 Deadline to submit proposed maps for September 3 Council meeting
August 26 All initial draft maps posted on or before this date
September 3 & September 16 Hold two public hearings to gather public input on draft maps and election sequencing
September 16 Hold public hearing and introduction of ordinance (this public hearing could be combined with the September 16 public hearing, if desired)
October 7 Second reading and adoption of ordinance
November 2020 First three districts hold elections
2021 Map redrawn to reflect 2020 Census data
November 2022 Remaining two districts hold elections

Draw A Map

Districting is different from most issues that come before the City Council. Instead of being limited to saying you support or oppose a City-prepared ordinance or resolution, you can draw a map yourself!

Paper-only maps:

  • You can draw the borders of your neighborhood and indicate whether you want it united in one district or if you want your neighborhood to have multiple Councilmembers representing it.

  • Draw a proposed Council district.

  • Sketch an entire citywide map of the 5 Council districts.

Once you draw the map that you would like the Council to consider, please submit it by email to ReynaR@CityofSelma.com, or bring it by City Hall, 1710 Tucker Street, Selma, CA and submit it to the City Clerk.

Please submit your map(s) no later than August 19!

After it is submitted, the City's demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map.

After you draw your proposed plan(s), be sure to compare them with the other maps posted to this page.

Draw your proposed map on any city map, or click here to use the PDF map.

The maps provided by NDC will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 allowing for the 7 day requirement.

Draft Maps

What do you think of the Draft Maps?

Now that they are posted, the Council wants to hear what you liike and dislike about each.

The Council wants to know not just which map(s) you like or dislike, but why you feel that way about each map. These are the first drafts, not necessarily the final maps, and future versions can include revisions aimed at addressing the concerns raised by residents.

Please take the time to look at them and share your thoughts, either before or at one of the upcoming Council hearings that are listed above.

And, as a reminder, you can still draw your own revisions to any of the posted Draft Maps.

Interactive review map: (This link takes you to a website where you can view the maps and zoom in and out to see the map details.)

Each of the draft maps is posted to the Interactive Review Map link above, and available in PDF format for viewing or printing at the following links.

The demographic profiles for each map are located in the demographic summary table below.


Draft map P101

Draft map P102

Draft map P103

Draft map P104

Draft map P105

Draft map P106

Draft map P107

Draft map P108

Draft map P110

Draft map P111

Draft map P114

Draft map P115

Draft map P116

Draft map P117

Draft map Olive

Draft map Purple

Draft map Tan

Demographic Summary Table

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