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District Elections 

Welcome to the City of Fairfield District Elections page. Over the last several years, cities, school districts and community college districts throughout the state of California have been transitioning from at-large to by-district elections to comply with the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA) or to avoid litigation. On September 17, 2019, the City Council authorized the transition of the city's election system from at-large to by-district.

The City Council held four public hearings to receive feedback from the public on the composition of the district boundaries, election sequence and overall transition to district elections. At all four hearings, the professional demographer, National Demographics Corporation (NDC) provided an overview of the CVRA, the mapping process and the transition to district elections.

Additionally, two community meetings were held on October 16, 2019 and November 9, 2019. This allowed for further public input and the opportunity for community members to draw and submit their own maps. To date, the City of Fairfield received a total of three draft maps from the public, as well as two draft maps from NDC. All draft maps were published between the second and third public hearing as required by State law. The City Council considered maps at the third and fourth public hearings.

At the Fourth Public Hearing on January 21, 2020, by an unanimous vote, the City Council agreed to approve map 103, providing for six districts. They also agreed that the elections for Districts 2, 4, and 6 will occur at the general municipal election in November of 2020 and that the election for Districts 1, 3, and 5 will occur at the general municipal election of 2022. District 5 will elect a Councilmember in 2020 for a 2­ year term to transition from a five­-member to a seven-member council, and thereafter, all members will service staggered 4 year terms. The City Council will continue to have a Mayor who is elected by a city­wide election of eligible voters residing in the City of Fairfield. 

The City Council received sufficient public input through the above-referenced process to effectuate the change from at-large to by-district elections and passed ordinance 2020-02. The proposed Council district maps were prepared in accordance with all applicable law, including provisions of the California Voting Rights Act, the Federal Voting Rights Act and Fairfield City Council Resolution No. 2019-218 providing criteria for the transition to by-district elections.

Ordinance 2020-02 was introduced at the regular City Council meeting on February 4, 2020 and was adopted February 18, 2020.
 

CITY OF FAIRFIELD GIS DISTRICT MAP

Use the Interactive GIS Map to enter your address and see what district you are in.

Interactive GIS Map

TRANSITION SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

DATE

ACTION

MEDIA

Tuesday, February 18, 2020     Regular City Council Meeting  6:00 p.m.                          Council Chamber                    1000 Webster Street

Public hearing for second reading and adoption of ordinance to establish district-based elections

Staff Report

Ordinance 2020-02

Council Meeting Video

Public Notice

[ESPAÑOL] Aviso de audiencias públicas

[TAGALOG] Paunawa ng Pampublikong Pagdinig

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting    6:00 p.m.                              Council Chamber                    1000 Webster Street            

Introduction and first reading of ordinance to establish district-based elections

Staff Report

Council Meeting Video

Map 103 with Final Election Sequence

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting    6:00 p.m.                              Council Chamber                    1000 Webster Street            

Fourth public hearing to receive public input on draft maps and election sequence

Map Selection 

Staff Report 

Council Meeting Video

Public Notice

[ESPAÑOL] Aviso de audiencias públicas

[TAGALOG] Paunawa ng Pampublikong Pagdinig

Presentation

Map 103 with Councilmember Addresses Marked

Map 104 with Councilmember Addresses Marked

Map 106 with Councilmember Addresses Marked

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Publish any new/revised draft maps

Map 106

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting    6:00 p.m.                              Council Chamber                    1000 Webster Street            

Third public hearing to receive public input on draft maps and election sequence

Presentation

Public Hearing Video

Staff Report

Public Notice

[ESPAÑOL] Aviso de audiencias públicas

[TAGALOG] Paunawa ng Pampublikong Pagdinig

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Deadline for members of the public to submit any new maps

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      Bethel Community Church        600 E. Tabor Avenue

Community meeting to receive public input and answer questions

Presentation

Friday, November 8, 2019

Publish draft maps

Map 101

Map 102

Map 103

Map 104

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Deadline for members of the public to submit draft maps

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                  Nelda Mundy School Library          570 Vintage Valley Drive

Community meeting to receive public input and answer questions

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting    6:00 p.m.                              Council Chamber                    1000 Webster Street            

Second public hearing to give background on CVRA, introduce mapping tools, and receive input regarding composition of districts

 

Presentation 

Staff Report

Public Notice

City Council Meeting Video

[ESPAÑOL] Aviso de audiencias públicas

[TAGALOG] Paunawa ng Pampublikong Pagdinig

Tuesday, October 1, 2019    Regular City Council Meeting    6:00 p.m.                              Council Chamber                    1000 Webster Street         

First public hearing to give background on CVRA, introduce mapping tools, and receive input regarding composition of districts

Presentation 

Staff Report

Public Notice

Council Meeting Video

[ESPAÑOL] Aviso de audiencias públicas

[TAGALOG] Paunawa ng Pampublikong Pagdinig

Thursday, September 19, 2019

 

City enters into extension agreement with Shenkman & Hughes, PC, which gives the City a total of 180 days to adopt ordinance establishing district elections

 Extension Agreement

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting    6:00 p.m.                              Council Chamber                    1000 Webster Street            

 

Council adoption of resolution of intent to transition from at-large to district-based elections 

 

Staff Report

Resolution

Council Meeting Video

Thursday, September 12, 2019

City issues Press Release on exploring district elections

Press Release

Monday, August 19, 2019

City receives demand letter from Shenkman & Hughes, PC to move from at-large to district-based elections

Demand Letter