The third public hearing regarding the change to district elections for the City of San Rafael was held Monday evening, March 12, at in the City Council Chambers, 1400 5th Ave. The next meeting will be on Monday, March 19, during the regular City Council meeting, also at the City Council Chambers. See the posting on this website on March 5, 2018 for more information as well as the City’s website on District Elections.
At this most recent meeting, several new maps were generated and discussed. These maps have been added to the Draft Maps webpage on the City’s website. These new maps will be discussing at the upcoming meeting. It is possible that the City Council could adopt one of these maps at this meeting, so public input is very important.
Your Coalition Board has reviewed these maps and has determined a position regarding them. The Coalition is opposed to any approach that divides our community between multiple districts. That position has been communicated to the City in a letter from the Board that is attached here.
While there might be positions taken that favor one map over another, your Coalition has chosen to constrain itself to the primary issue of the cohesiveness of our area to be within the jurisdiction of one district representative. So, those maps that “keep us together” are preferred to those that divide us between two representatives.