It’s Official: NDC Purple Map 2B Is the Electoral District Map for Future Council Elections
At last night’s city council meeting, the Council unanimously approved National Demographics Corporation’s (NDC) Created Purple Map 2B as the final electoral district map. This map was created as a result of public input stressing the desire of keeping many neighborhoods together, as best as possible, and Mayor Henry’s suggestion to split the downtown so that at least two councilmembers represent a portion.
The Council conducted a second reading of the ordinance, making it official. Additionally, the council stipulated that Districts 3, 4, and 5 will hold city council elections in 2018 and Districts 1 and 2 will hold elections in 2020.
Currently, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis lives in District 1 and he serves as an “at large” member of the council until 2020. Likewise, Councilmember John Aguilar lives in District 2 and he also holds an “at large” seat until 2020 as both councilmembers were elected to four-year terms in the November 2016 election. Councilmember Shelley Kaplan lives in District 1 and his term ends in 2018.
Mayor Stan Henry and Councilmember Mark Carnevale both live in District 3. Both councilmembers terms expire in 2018. District 3’s election will occur in 2018. If both councilmembers decided to run for re-election, then they would have to run against each other or any additional candidate.
District 4 and 5 have no current councilmembers living in these districts and both districts are up for election in 2018. The voters in those districts will elect a new councilmember.
You can view NDC’s Created Purple Map 2B at http://www.cathedralcity.gov/government/electoral-districts