District Elections

Overview 

On May 3, 2017, the Oceanside City Council adopted a resolution to begin the process to transition to district elections.  Boundary lines for districts will be drawn and adopted in a public and transparent process.  The City will hold four public hearings before the City Council and five community meetings over the next 90 days.  It is anticipated that beginning November 6, 2018, City Council members will be elected “by district” instead of from across the city.  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 and will not occur until the 2020 election.

General Concept Maps Introduction

The draft maps below were drawn during the community meeting on 5/20/2017.  They were drawn based on starting points suggested by members of the public. For example, one map started with the idea that the coastal area should be in 4 districts and that those districts should then go east to west. All of the maps are exploratory, i.e. these are not maps that will be presented to the City Council.  The mapping exercise at this meeting served the single purpose of figuring out whether there is a particular ‘architecture’ that may work better than another. Not all of these maps are ‘balanced’ in that the populations are not equalized necessarily to within +/- 5%, and all maps would need significantly more work to ensure that Communities of Interest about which we have testimony are respected as practicable. One of the maps is significantly less compact than the others, but all of them are contiguous.  One of the maps currently keeps most COIs intact. There is at least one other district layout that could be explored.

At the next community meeting, on Tuesday, May 23, we will continue to work on these maps. The goal is to arrive at one map draft that will be presented to the City Council.  Thank you for your interest and participation!

General Concept Map Descriptions

Neighborhoods:

Based on public testimony from community members on their communities of interest, this draft map explored keeping Oceanside’s neighborhoods intact while also taking into consideration preserving identified communities of interest.

 

Quadrants:

With input from community members, this draft map was created to explore the possibility of evenly dividing the City of Oceanside into four geographical areas along an East/West and North/South axis while also taking into consideration community members’ insights on their communities of interests.

 

Shoreline Intact:

This draft map was created to explore the concept, based in community testimony, that the coastal area of Oceanside should be intact and in one district. With the help of public input, the draft was drawn according to identified communities of interest.

 

Strata:

Community members explored the option of drawing district lines to include a portion of the coastal area of Oceanside in all four districts. This draft map was designed with public input on dividing the coast while also taking into consideration keeping various communities of interest together.

Please remember to send information about your Community of Interest and other feedback to the City Clerk at: DistrictElections@ci.oceanside.ca.us
 


 

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Community Meetings

Your insight into our community will help determine the shape of the City Council districts.  Encourage your friends and neighbors to attend. Your voice matters!   

***The time for the Balderrama Community Meeting has moved from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm to 12:00 - 2:00 pm***

1. Saturday, May 13

12:00 pm

Balderrama Recreation Center

709 San Diego Street

Oceanside, CA 92058

 4. Tuesday, May 23

6:00 pm

Lake Elementary School

4950 Lake Boulevard

Oceanside, CA 92056

 

2. Tuesday, May 16

6:00 pm

El Corazon Senior Center

3302 Senior Center Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

 

5. Tuesday, May 30

6:00 pm

Civic Center Library Community Rooms

330 N. Coast Highway

Oceanside, CA 92054

 

3. Saturday, May 20

2:00 pm

Bishop Recreation Center

5306 N. River Road

Oceanside, CA 92057

 

 

General Information

Staff Report 05-03-2017
Resolution 17-R0269-1 05-03-2017

Meeting Videos

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 – Madison Middle 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 

Additional Information

Please contact the City Clerk’s office with any questions regarding Districts.

Email: DistrictElections@ci.oceanside.ca.us or call (760) 435-3000.

Frequently Asked Questions

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