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THE CITY OF 5 <br />M... CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />PLEASANTON. <br />January 4, 2022 <br />City Manager <br />City Attorney <br />TITLE: RECEIVE INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY REGARDING <br />BOUNDARIES AND COMPOSITION OF DISTRICTS TO BE <br />ESTABLISHED FOR CITY COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT -BASED <br />ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO ELECTIONS CODE SECTION 10010 <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 is required to hold at least two <br />public hearings over a period of no more than 30 days before any map or maps of the <br />boundaries for the proposed voting districts are drawn. At these public hearings, the <br />community is invited to provide input regarding boundaries and district composition. <br />RECOMMENDATION <br />It is recommended the City Council hold the first of two public hearings to receive <br />community input regarding the boundaries and composition of districts to be established <br />for district -based elections for City Councilmembers. <br />FINANCIAL STATEMENT <br />The costs to implement the procedures to transition from an at -large to a district -based <br />election system will include approximately $50,000 for outside legal counsel and a <br />demographer. There will also be potential attorneys' fees to prospective plaintiffs that <br />are limited to not more than $30,000 (plus an annual adjustment for inflation). <br />