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THE CITY OF <br /> "` CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> pLEASANTON. <br /> March 1, 2022 <br /> City Manager <br /> City Attorney <br /> TITLE: INTRODUCE AND WAIVE FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE <br /> ADOPTING DISTRICT ELECTIONS FOR CITY COUNCILMEMBERS, <br /> ESTABLISHING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, AND AMENDING CHAPTER <br /> 2.06 OF TITLE 2 OF THE PLEASANTON MUNICIPAL CODE <br /> SUMMARY <br /> The City of Pleasanton currently utilizes an at-large election system, whereby electors <br /> from the entire city choose each of the four Councilmembers and the Mayor. <br /> A district-based election system is one where the city is divided into separate districts, <br /> each with one Councilmember who resides in the district and who is just chosen by the <br /> electors residing in that particular district. The office of Mayor can remain elected at- <br /> large even under a district-based election system. <br /> On September 21, 2021, the City Council adopted a resolution of intention to transition <br /> from at-large to district-based elections in conformance with the California Voting Rights <br /> Act of 2001. The office of Mayor would remain elected at-large. <br /> Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010, the City Council held four public hearings to <br /> consider input from the public on the composition of the Council districts and criteria for <br /> determining district boundaries. <br /> At a public hearing on February 24, 2022, the City Council voted to proceed with the <br /> attached map and to sequence elections such that elections for Districts 1 and 3 would <br /> occur at the November 2022 municipal election, and every four years thereafter, and <br /> elections for Districts 2 and 4 would occur at the November 2024 municipal election, <br /> and every four years thereafter. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> It is recommended the City Council introduce an ordinance adopting district elections, <br /> establishing district boundaries, and amending Chapter 2.06 of Title 2 of the Pleasanton <br /> Municipal Code. <br /> FINANCIAL STATEMENT <br /> The initial costs to implement the procedures to transition from an at-large to a district- <br /> based election system include approximately $50,000 for special counsel and a <br />