District Elections

Future Monterey Park Elections Will Be Conducted Under By-District Elections


On May 1, 2019, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2160 (PDF) to change from at-large to by-district elections, establishing boundaries, and sequencing of elections within the districts. The incumbent City Councilmembers will continue to represent the City at-large until such time as they may be re-elected to represent their respective districts or leave office.

In March 2020, voters will experience district voting for the first time. Candidates for City Council must reside within Districts 2, 3 and 4. Only voters within said districts will be eligible to vote for candidates vying to represent their respective district. In 2022, voters in Districts 1 and 5 will vote under the same procedures as described. The elected positions of City Treasurer and City Clerk will remain at-large and will be voted on in March 2022. The term of office for all City elected positions will remain four-years  All voters will vote for City’s ballot measures in the election it was proposed. Click on map for larger view.

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Information regarding the transition from at-large to by-district elections.


At the November 7, 2018 City Council meeting, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 12043 (PDF)declaring its intent to transition to district-based elections.

Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010 (PDF), the City will conduct a series of Public Hearings over the next 90 days to receive community input on the composition of proposed electoral districts for City Council seats. It is of upmost importance that Monterey Park residents participate and provide feedback during the upcoming Public Hearings. It is the City's desire to ensure that the proposed districts reflect prevalent communities of interest and that the citizenry be engaged in this urgent matter.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for details about district elections.

What Kind of Feedback Does the City Need From Its Residents?

The Federal Voting Rights Act (FVRA) and CVRA prescribe specific criteria to be considered during the drafting of proposed district maps. This criteria includes 1) nearly equal populations, 2) contiguous and compact territories, 3) continuity in office, and 4) communities of interest.

The City needs to know what communities of interest the residents would like considered. For instance, are there specific social, cultural, ethnic, or economic interests? The City Council considered school attendance areas, single-family and multi-family housing unit areas, income levels, areas around parks, and other neighborhood landmarks. 

The City needs to hear from you!
The community was invited to attend Public Hearings listed below. These hearings provided opportunities for community's input and to listen to what others suggested as communities of interest.  If persons were unable to attend a scheduled Public Hearing, they could provide input via email (Email the City Clerk). Comments were collected by the City Clerk's Division and shared with the City Council at the Public Hearing meetings.

Schedule of Public Hearings

(Download the schedule flyer) (PDF)

  • Public Hearing #1 - Wednesday, December 5, 2018; 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to review the districting process and to hear from residents about their ideas for potential "communities of interest" and the composition of districts.
  • Public Hearing #2 - Wednesday, December 19, 2018; 7:00 p.m. 
    City Hall Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to review the districting process, to hear from residents about their ideas for potential "communities of interest," and to receive City Council direction on the criteria to be considered for mapping of districts.
  • Public Hearing #3 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 7:00 p.m. 
    City Hall Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to seek resident input on the content of the draft district map(s) and sequence of elections.
  • Public Hearing #4 - (originally scheduled for March 6, 2019) Wednesday, March 20, 2019; 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall. Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to select a preferred district map and to adopt an ordinance to transition to a district-based electoral system.
    **Public Hearing #4 originally scheduled for March 6, 2019 was continued to March 20, 2019 at City Hall.  Proposed 5 districts maps will be accepted until Friday, March 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m. at the City Clerk's office.  See Public participation Kit below for maps, tools and instructional video.  Maps can be submitted in person or via email to mpclerk@montereypark.ca.gov or MontereyPark@NDCresearch.com
  • Public Hearing #5 - Wednesday, April 3, 2019; 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall. Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to select a preferred district map and to adopt an ordinance to transition to a district-based electoral system.
  • Public Hearing #6 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall. Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to select a preferred district map and to adopt an ordinance to transition to a district-based electoral system.
  • Public Hearing #7 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall. Council Chamber
    320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA
    A City Council Public Hearing to adopt the final map and an ordinance to transition to a district-based electoral system.

City Council Agenda Reports


Questions?

For more information, please contact Cindy Trang, Deputy City Clerk, at (626) 307-1360 or City Clerk .

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