Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/10/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Item
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 17.5 Public Hearing on Composition of Trustee Areas for By Trustee Area Elections
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Parent/Family & Community Engagement Expand Outreach to Parents/Guardians Goal 3.1,3.3
Expand Outreach to Parents/Guardians Goal 3.1,3.3
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Notice First Public Hearing Re Composition of Trustee Areas - Mt. Diablo USD.pdf
Summary: At the Board meeting of May 13, 2019, the Board adopted Resolution No. 18/19-56 directing the Superintendent or designee, among other things, to initiate the process of changing the method of electing members of the Board, from the current at-large system whereby each member of the Board is elected by the registered voters of the entire District (Education Code section 5030(a)), to a method which provides that Board members residing in each trustee area will be elected by the registered voters of that particular trustee area (Education Code 5030(b)), in sufficient time for the new method of electing members of the Board to be in place for the November 2020 election.
Elections Code section 10010(a)(1) requires the District to hold at least two public hearings to invite community input regarding the composition of the trustee areas over a period not to exceed 30 days. “Composition of the trustee areas” includes factors such as visible natural and man-made geographical and topographical features, communities of interest, jurisdictional boundaries and population growth.
Elections Code section 10010(a)(1) encourages political subdivisions to conduct outreach to the public, including to non-English-speaking communities, to explain the districting process and to encourage public participation. As such, the District has made notices regarding the process available in additional language of Spanish. To encourage public participation, the District has reached out to the public via social media and added a link to its webpage regarding the transition process. Updates and resources regarding the transition process will be posted on District social media and/or the webpage.
After the public hearings are held, draft maps of the trustee areas may be drawn for consideration by the public and the Board.
Funding:
Fiscal Impact Approximately $50,000
Recommendation: Consider public input regarding the composition of the trustee areas prior to drawing draft maps of the proposed boundaries of the trustee areas for "by-trustee area" elections.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Larry Schoenke - Legal Counsel
Signed By:
Rose Ramos - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Nellie Meyer - Superintendent
Vote Results: