City Council Meeting is cued to the presentation by on the process to change the City of HMB from General Elections to District-Based Election System. AGENDA
On 3/6 the City of HMB was notified were in violation of the California Voting Right Act. It will cost $30k if HMB re-districts within 90 days. Much more, if we do not act.
On 4/17 the City Council passed a “resolution of intention” in order to move forward with the re-districting process. They are working with National Demographics Corporation to guide the City of HMB through the re-districting process (NDC).
The City is scheduling 5 public hearings.
This video is the City Council’s first public hearing (5/15) to discuss the map criteria goals. The next public meeting is June 5th where they will conclude their discussion on how to define the maps. It’s complicated, but fascinating. Watch/listen to the video.
The third and fourth meetings, on June 19th and July 17th, will review draft maps.
And in August (not scheduled yet, (stay tuned to the Buzz Calendar!), the last public meeting will introduce an ordinance and adopt a new map.
The City Really Want Your Input!
Here is the City webpage on redistricting. Fill out your own map!
- Visit www.drawhmb.org for more information and tools to outline your ideas for district boundaries or call 650-726-8266 to requeset a paper map kit; submit maps by June 8
- Email input to Jessica Blair, City Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drop off or mail input to City Hall, 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019