On May 3, 2017, the Oceanside City Council adopted a resolution to begin the process to transition to district elections. Once implemented, this means that those who run for City Council will need to live in the district where they seek election. The Mayor's seat will continue to be elected at-large. Five community meetings were held in May 2017 to learn about the process, provide input and work together to develop draft maps. In addition, the City Council held four public hearings to take comment on the potential composition of the council districts. On June 21, 2017, the City Council voted 4-0 to direct staff to bring forward the "Communities of Interest Map" for final approval. At the City Council meeting on July 25, 2017, the Council introduced an Ordinance establishing by-district elections for City Council offices and approved an election calendar for the newly created Council Districts. On August 1, 2017, the City Council voted to adopt the ordinance.
Election Calendar For New Council Districts
1.Red and 2.Blue Districts: 2018
3.Green and 4.Tan Districts: 2020
Each Council Member was elected “At-Large”, which means that until their term expires, they will be serving in an “At-large” capacity and they are allowed to live anywhere in the City of Oceanside. However, when their term expires, they will be required to live within the boundaries of the district that is on the ballot during that election in order for them to be able to run for that City Council seat. The districts will be phased in during the next two election cycles. The red #1 and blue #2 district will be introduced in 2018 and the green #3 and the tan #4 districts will be introduced in 2020. After they have all been introduced the City Council will be comprised of four City Council Members who each live in one of the established districts and one Mayor will remain elected “At-Large”.
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City Council Public Hearing, May 3, 2017
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 13, 2017 – Balderrama Recreation Center
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 16, 2017 – El Corazon Senior Center
City Council Public Hearing, May 17, 2017
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 20, 2017 – Bishop Recreation Center
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 23, 2017 – Lake Elementary School
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 30, 2017 – Civic Center Library Community Rooms
City Council Public Hearing, June 21, 2017
City Council Public Hearing, July 25, 2017
City Council Special Meeting, August 1, 2017
Please contact the City Clerk’s office with any questions regarding Districts.
Email: DistrictElections@ci.oceanside.ca.us or call (760) 435-3000.