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CITY OF PLEASANTON <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> February 3, 2022 <br /> This meeting was conducted in accordance with Governor Newsom's <br /> Executive Order N-29-20 and AB 361 COVID-19 pandemic protocols. <br /> SPECIAL MEETING <br /> Mayor Brown called the teleconferenced special meeting of the City Council from various remote <br /> locations to order at the hour of 7:01 p.m. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> Present: Councilmembers Arkin, Balch, Testa, Mayor Brown <br /> Absent: Councilmember Narum (joined at 7:28 p.m.) <br /> PUBLIC COMMENT — None. <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> 1. Receive input from the community regarding boundaries and composition of districts to be <br /> established for City Councilmember district-based elections pursuant to Elections Code Section <br /> 10010 and provide direction to the City's demographer on any preferred configurations and <br /> changes to the draft maps <br /> City Attorney Dan Sodergren reported this is the third of four public hearings about the transition from <br /> at-large to district-based elections and demographer Michael Wagaman will display potential maps for <br /> discussion. <br /> Mr. Wagaman advised this meeting is a pivot point from conceptual ideas to physical map proposals. <br /> He advised the City Council does not need to select a final plan tonight but reduce the current map <br /> options and provide input for any new options before a final adoption at the February 24 meeting. He <br /> advised the City Council will also need to discuss sequencing about which districts will first vote in 2022 <br /> and 2024. He explained the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) tends to favor having districts with a <br /> higher concentration of protected classes vote in higher turnout elections. He noted in this case the <br /> higher turnout election is 2024 and for Pleasanton, this applies to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) <br /> population. <br /> Mr. Wagaman reviewed the criteria mandated by State law. He created six color-coded drafts along <br /> with having received seven maps from the community. <br /> Mr. Wagaman presented the Green map and explained it mainly breaks the City up into quadrants with <br /> the four corners meeting at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Santa Rita Road for population <br /> balancing purposes. He advised the Green map splits both downtown and the Hacienda Business Park. <br /> Mr. Wagaman presented the Blue map and explained it follows the notion of using school enrollment <br /> zones as a guide. He noted there was no direction on which set of school zones to focus on. He <br /> reported the high school and junior high school zones do not work well for election districts so his plan <br /> focuses on elementary school zones. He noted this map splits both Hacienda Business Park and <br /> downtown. <br />