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.
|August 13, 2019||City Council Meeting
|September 3, 2019||
City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #1
|September 10, 2019||City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #2
|September 21, 2019||
|September 30, 2019||Preliminary District Maps Released|
|October 8, 2019||City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #3
|October 15, 2019||Revised District Maps Released|
|October 22, 2019||City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #4
|November 5, 2019||City Council Meeting - Public Hearing #5