Click a map to enlarge it. This will take you to the DistrictR website, where you can zoom in, analyze the map, and even make changes. Don't worry - nothing you do will change the version of the map that the City Council is considering.
Council Districts for San Dimas
Starting with the 2022 City election, City Councilmembers will be elected by district instead of at large. There will be four City Council Districts, while the Mayor will continue to be elected at large by the entire city.
To help the City Council decide, the public was asked to submit proposed maps and come to a Public Hearing to discuss them. We received 38 maps by the deadline of November 1, 2021. On November 9 we had a Public Hearing and reviewed all the maps. We then narrowed the number to four finalists: Maps 101, 101.5, 127, and 131. We will have a special City Council meeting on November 15 to discuss these four maps and try to pick one. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and speak.
Special City Council Meeting
*** Public Hearing ***
Monday, November 15, 2021, 7:00 PM
City Hall Council Chambers
Look closely at the maps and let us know what you think. To speak your mind, do one or more of the following:
Come to the Public Hearing on Monday, November 15, at 7:00 PM.
Call, text, or email City Councilmembers directly. My number is (909) 646-2948 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email us at our City email addresses, which can be found here: sandimasca.gov/city-council.
Additional information is on the San Dimas districting webpage, sandimasdistricts.org.
Why are we changing from at-large elections to district elections?
Like many cities in California, we will no longer have at-large elections for Councilmembers. In the at-large elections, voters could vote for two City Council candidates to represent everyone in the city. The top two vote-getters were elected. Now we are drawing four Council Districts, with one Councilmember to be elected from each district. Candidates for City Council must live in the district where they are running. In two districts, voters of each district will elect a Councilmember in 2022, 2026, 2030, etc. In the other two districts, voters will elect a Councilmember in 2024, 2028, etc. (The Mayor is a different story and will continue to be elected at-large every two years.)
As you can imagine, the boundaries of each district are very important. Drawing maps has been a public process, with encouragement to residents and groups to propose maps of their liking. Now, all 38 proposed maps are public and four have been selected as finalists. Go to sandimasdistricts.org to see all 38 maps and the four finalists. Or click on the maps above. As stated above, a special City Council meeting will be held on November 15 to discuss the four finalists and probably select one that will be adopted on November 23.
The district map will be in effect for ten years, at which point a new map will be adopted. So you can see how important it is to choose a good map, one that holds communities together, like Old Town, Via Verde, and the Foothills, and takes demographics and growth into consideration. Thank you for your participation.
DistrictR ID 78560