District-based elections ordinance subject of 5th public hearing

Updated November 22, 2019

At the fifth public hearing about district-based elections in Roseville, the City Council approved the first reading of the ordinance to establish district-based elections with the district boundary map. The Council must approve the second and final reading of the ordinance for it to become part of the City’s municipal code.

The second reading is scheduled for the next City Council meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 4 in the City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon Street.

The City Council approved district boundary map 117B from more than 30 maps submitted by the public. The map consists of five districts, which aligns with the number of councilmembers called for in the City Charter.  

District boundary map 117B
District map 117B to be used for the 2020 City Council elections.​

Determining the Mayor

With input from the public, the City Council directed the Charter Review Commission, to provide recommendations on the selection process for mayor and vice mayor. The Charter Review Commission meets every 10 years and is in the midst of a yearlong process to review the entire charter and make recommendations for changes to the City Council. The Council then determines which items to put on the November 2020 ballot for voter consideration.

Currently, the City Charter designates the top vote-getter in the last general election as the incoming vice mayor for two years, then as mayor for the remaining two years of the councilmember’s four-year term.

As the candidate who won the most votes in the 2018 election, current Vice Mayor Krista Bernasconi will become mayor in 2020, for the final two years of her term, in accordance with the City Charter. Any changes to the process will affect how her successor is determined.

Sequencing of Elections

The City Council determined that districts 1, 3 and 5 will be up for election in 2020. Districts 2 and 4 will be up for election in 2022.

For more information about district-based elections in Roseville, visit roseville.ca.us/districts.

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