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 for maps to have been submitted and included in the initial release of the first draft maps was March 27, 2017. However, maps will continue to be accepted at least until April 28, 2017.
You can also download a blank map by clicking here. You can print it and draw your vision of where the district boundaries should be. To submit the hand-drawn map, please email or send a digital photograph to elcajondistricting@NDCresearch.com.
Our next workshop will be held on April 18th. At this meeting we will review the draft maps and allow public comment.
- April 18 - El Cajon Police Community Room, 100 Civic Center Way from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
Previously, the same community workshop was held on four different days in February and March. The purpose of these workshops was to inform residents how to submit their own district maps with his/her opinion on how the district boundaries should be drawn. These maps should be submitted via the City’s online map portal. (If you missed this meeting you can find tutorial material available on the login page of the map portal).
These prior Community Workshops were held on:
- 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, 1145 Redwood Avenue from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
- Click here to view the PowerPoint shown at the Workshop
- Click here to view Community/neighborhoods submitted during community workshops
- Click here to view the Minutes of the Workshops
FLYERS, HANDOUTS & INFORMATION
- Implementation Phase Community Workshops Flyer: English, Arabic, and Spanish
- Reviewing the Draft Maps Community Workshop on April 18 Flyer: English, Arabic and Spanish
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)
SCHEDULE AND TIMELINE
If you would like to contact the City about the process, please call (619) 441-1716.