City of Concord California


News Release



January 31, 2018

Concord residents encouraged to comment on proposed district maps

The Concord City Council is seeking input from residents in the process to change the way City Councilmembers are elected. Currently, five City Councilmembers are elected at-large, meaning that all registered voters in Concord have the opportunity to vote for all five council positions. Under the new system, City Councilmembers will be elected by district. One Councilmember, who lives in a district, will be elected by registered voters who also live in the same district.

Two public hearings to collect comments from residents were held in January. Proposed district maps have now been posted to the City's website at www.cityofconcord.org/districtelections in advance of public hearings on Feb. 6 and 27. Residents are encouraged to view the maps and provide comments on them.

To assist the City in collecting input from residents, a new survey has been posted on the Concord Community Town Hall webpage. A link to the program is available from the City's website, www.cityofconcord.org by clicking on the "Town Hall" tab in the middle of the page.

Residents are also welcome to submit comments any time by email to districtelections@cityofconcord.org or by mail to City of Concord, District Elections - attn. Laura Simpson, 1950 Parkside Dr., MS 01B, Concord, CA 94519.

The public hearings will be held at Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive, in the Council Chamber. The meetings are televised on Concord Cable TV channels Comcast 28, Astound 29, AT&T U-verse 99, and will be streamed live on the City's website from the home page.

For more information or to schedule a presentation on district elections to your community group, visit the District Elections page on the City's website at www.cityofconcord.org/districtelections, email districtelections@cityofconcord.org or contact Planning Manager Laura Simpson, (925) 671-3369, Laura.Simpson@cityofconcord.org.



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