A City-sponsored measure, called "Measure S", passed in the November 2016 general municipal election with 69% of the vote. As a result, it officially amended the City Charter to establish district elections within the City of El Cajon, beginning in 2018.
The City is dedicated to making the entire process as transparent as possible, encouraging residents to attend community workshops and meetings to learn more district-based elections and the California Voting Rights Act.
The City will continue to update this webpage as the process progresses, so please check back on a continual basis to see the most up-to-date information.
With the passage of Measure S, the City is in the implementation phase of establishing districts. During the January 24, 2017 and February 14, 2017 City Council Meetings, the City Council reviewed the proposed criteria for the creation of City Council districts and schedule for implementation phase, as well as receiving input from the community. These were both adopted at the conclusion of the February 14, 2017 City Council Public Hearing.
Please click below to view:
- City Council Agenda Reports with the proposed criteria and implementation schedule.
- PowerPoint Presentation presented at the January 24, 2017 Council Meeting.
SUBMIT DRAFT MAPS ONLINE
There is a tool available for anyone to submit his/her own map of El Cajon with proposed district lines via a website created by the City's demographic consultant, National Demographics Corporation (NDC). The City encourages everyone to submit maps and utilize this tool for review by NDC. The more maps submitted the better!
For assistance in using this website, please attend one of the workshops listed below and view the tutorial material available on the login page.
Please note, the last day to submit maps via this website is March 27, 2017.
For your convenience, the same community workshop is planned on four different days. The purpose of these workshops are to inform residents how to submit their own district maps with his/her opinion on how the district boundaries should be drawn. These will be submitted via the City’s online map portal.
Here are the meeting dates:
- February 22 - Flying Hills Elementary School, 1251 Finch Street from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
- February 23 - Greenfield Middle School, 1495 Greenfield Drive from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
- February 28 - Chase Elementary School, 195 East Chase Avenue from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
- March 1 - Lexington Elementary School, 1533 South First Street from 7:00 -8:30 p.m..
In April there will be additional workshop to review the draft maps and allow public comment:
- April 18 - Ronald Reagan Center, 195 East Douglas Avenue from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. (tentative location)
FLYERS, HANDOUTS & INFORMATION
Additional information for "Measure S" Implementation Phase
- Resolution Adopting Criteria For Creation Of Districts
- City Council Agenda Reports
- City Council PowerPoint Presentation - January 24, 2017
- City Limit Map
- District Election Law Guide (provided by the ACLU)
If you would like to contact the City about the process, please call (619) 441-1716.