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Elections: 6 Districts with a Directly-Elected Mayor

On June 18, 2019, the Council directed staff to prepare a Charter amendment ballot measure proposing six Council districts with a directly-elected, at-large mayor for the March 2020 election.

The City undertook an extensive outreach campaign this spring to solicit the community’s feedback on proposed changes to the City Council election system. The City Council has committed to placing a Charter amendment on the March 2020 ballot to ask voters to approve a transition to district-based elections. Switching from an at-large to district-based system would remedy perceived violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

To help inform the Council’s next steps, attend the following meetings:

June 25 at 6 p.m.
Council Study Session: Success Criteria for Determining Council District Boundaries

The Council will receive information on the legal parameters for developing council district boundaries that they may consider when selecting a six-district map.

Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.
Council Study Session: Proposed Amendments to City Charter

The Council will receive a summary of Charter language to be amended to conform to the proposed election system consisting of six-districts with a directly-elected, at-large mayor.

Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive Avenue

For questions and more information about this project, visit SunnyvaleElections.org

May 31, 2019