Chula Vista Districting Process

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Chula Vista Districting Background
The Chula Vista Districting Commission is composed of seven members. It has been formed to construct
four City Council districts to be used in future City elections. The Commission is overseeing a process for
holding public meetings, proposing districts, conducting public outreach, and finalizing
recommendations to submit to the City Council.

The City of Chula Vista Charter was amended by voters in November 2012 to require that the City
establish electoral districts from which the City’s four City Council members will be elected. The district
elections are to be phased-in over two election cycles, beginning with the 2016 elections. The Charter
requires significant public outreach, preparation of a Draft Districting Plan, public meetings, preparation
of a Recommended Districting Plan to be presented to the City Council, preparation of a report to the
City Council to accompany the Recommended Districting Plan, and compliance with established
districting criteria.

Currently, Chula Vista residents vote for each council candidate citywide. After the Districting Plan is
fully implemented, those running for Council must reside in the district they wish to represent and
residents will vote only for candidates in their respective district. For example, the Councilmember
serving District 1 will reside in District 1 and be elected only by voters who reside in District 1. The
Mayor will continue to be elected at-large by all voters in the City.

With the assistance of staff and consultants, the Commission will implement a process that secures
public input to determine boundaries that will divide the City into four Council districts. The Districting
Plan shall comply with the United States Constitution, including containing reasonably equal population;
shall comply with the federal Voting Rights Act; shall be geographically contiguous and drawn to
encourage geographic compactness; shall be drawn with respect for geographic integrity of any
neighborhood and any community of interest, including racial, ethnic, and language minorities; and
shall not be drawn for the purpose of favoring or discriminating against an incumbent, political
candidate, or political party.

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Chula Vista Districting Comission

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