District Elections

REDISTRICTING STANTON 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to California Elections Code Section EC 21607.1, the City Council of the City of Stanton will hold a public hearing to receive input regarding potential redistricting of Council Member districts.
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Schedule of Public Hearings:

  • Public Hearing #1 is scheduled as follows:
    DATE:                   November 23, 2021
    TIME:                    6:45 p.m.
    LOCATION           7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 (City Hall/Council Chambers)
  • Public Hearing #2 is scheduled as follows:
    DATE:                    December 16, 2021
    TIME:                     5:00 p.m.
    LOCATION:           7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 (City Hall/Council Chambers)
  • Public Hearing #3 is scheduled as follows:
    DATE:                    January 25, 2022
    TIME:                     6:45 p.m.
    LOCATION:           7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 (City Hall/Council Chambers)
  • Public Hearing #4 is scheduled as follows:
    DATE:                    February 22, 2022
    TIME:                     6:45 p.m.
    LOCATION:           7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 (City Hall/Council Chambers)
  • Public Hearing #5 is scheduled as follows:
    DATE:                    March 8, 2022
    TIME:                     6:30 p.m.
    LOCATION:           7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 (City Hall/Council Chambers)

Public Notices:

  • Notice of Public Hearings #1 and #2 (English I 한국어 I Español I Tiếng Việt)
    Redistricting Stanton Public Hearing #1 - Informational Flyer (English I 한국어 I Español I Tiếng Việt)


    DISTRICT ELECTIONS VOTING SYSTEM FINALIZED
    Beginning in 2018, residents in the City of Stanton will have the opportunity to vote for candidates who run in the district in which they live. Once elected, these City Council Members will provide direct representation of the unique population, issues and challenges found within each of the districts. The office of Mayor shall be directly elected.

    On November 14, 2017, following five public hearings, related to the creation of geographic voting districts and the drawing of district boundaries, the Stanton City Council unanimously approved District Map Tan v4. On November 28, 2017, the City Council adopted the ordinance to implement the new voting district map and elections for November 2018. The General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for the following Offices: Mayor at Large; Council District 1 and Council District 3. Council District 2 and Council District 4 voted to elect their City Council Member representative in 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Interactive District Map: Search for your Council District by address

WHY WAS THERE A PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE VOTING PROCESS?
The City of Stanton received a certified letter from Mr. Kevin Shenkman, an attorney with the Malibu-based law firm of Shenkman & Hughes. The letter asserted that the City's at-large electoral system diluted the ability of Latinos (a protected class) to elect candidates of their choice or otherwise influence the outcome of the City's council elections. As a result, the letter asserted that the City's at-large electoral system was in violation of the California Voting Rights Act. Mr. Shenkman claimed "polarized voting" was occurring and threatened litigation if the City declined to voluntarily convert to district-based elections for the City Council. Over the past several years, cities, school districts, and community college districts throughout the State have been changing from at-large to district-based elections to comply with the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 and/or to avoid litigation. Agencies that have attempted to defend their at-large election systems have incurred significant legal costs. A few examples of the legal costs that other cities paid defending their at-large systems: Palmdale $4.7 million, Modesto $3 million, Anaheim $1.1 million, Santa Barbara $600,000, and West Covina $220,000. The City Council decided to take advantage of recent legislation AB 350. The key provisions of AB 350 afforded the City an additional 90 days to comply before a lawsuit could be filed, as it was safe harbored from litigation throughout the public hearing and ordinance process.

WHAT WAS THE TIMELINE FOR THIS CHANGE?
The districting process timeline is prescribed by the California Elections Code, Section 10010. The City had a 45-day period from the receipt of the certified letter to consider if it desired to transition to election by districts and to adopt a resolution indicating so. Once the City Council adopted a resolution indicating its intent to transition to districts, the City had only 90 days to do so. In order to stay within the State’s safe harbor protections and avoid potentially costly legal exposure (in the event of a California Voting Rights Act challenge), the process had to be completed within a short 90-day window.

RESOLUTIONS

November 29, 2017 UPDATE:  All of the the information below is preserved for archive purposes.  The districting process is now complete.