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Transition to District Elections Complete

At their meeting on November 5, 2019, the City Council took the final step to complete the transition to district elections by approving an ordinance to implement by-district elections beginning with the election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.


Final District Map

At their meeting on October 22, 2019, the City Council selected Five District Map Option 4 as the final map, and assigned district election sequencing: Districts 2, 3, and 5 in 2020; Districts 1 and 4 in 2022. View the map (PDF).


On July 1, 2019, the City of Davis received a demand letter from Rexroad Law alleging that the City’s current at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). The letter threatens legal action if the City does not take action to transition to district-based elections within the timeline provided in Section 10010 of the California Elections Code. The main remedy under the CVRA is to move to district-based elections. On August 13, 2019, the City Council adopted a resolution of intent to transition to district-based elections.

Meeting Schedule

Date Topic
August 13, 2019 City Council Meeting
  • Adopt Resolution of Intention.
September 3, 2019

City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #1

  • Discuss process.
  • Identify neighborhoods and communities of interest.
  • Consider criteria for the formation of districts.
September 10, 2019 City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #2
  • Discuss process.
  • Identify neighborhoods and communities of interest.
  • Consider criteria for the formation of districts.
September 21, 2019

Community Workshop
Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street
Drop in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Informational presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

September 30, 2019 Preliminary District Maps Released
October 8, 2019 City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #3
  • Receive input on proposed district maps.
  • Final opportunity to provide direction to modify map options.
October 15, 2019 Revised District Maps Released
October 22, 2019 City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #4
  • Receive input on proposed district maps.
  • Selection of final district map.
  • Introduce ordinance to transition to districts.
November 5, 2019 City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #5
  • Adopt ordinance to transition to districts.