District Based Election Process

Screenshot showing computer with map on screen and URL www.pleasanthillca.org/mydistrict

Online District Lookup Tool Goes Live

Following the request in early 2023 for the City to move from an at-large to a district-based system, the City Council held several meetings to determine a map that would split the City into separate districts, each with its own City Council representative.  On July 17, 2023, the City map was approved and will take effect in the November 2024 General Election. 

To help residents know what district they are voting in and who their representative will be, the City has unveiled a new online tool for determining what district an address will be in. To use the tool, residents can go to www.pleasanthillca.org/mydistrict and type their address into the search bar.   



By-District Election Ordinance Approved July 17

District Elections - Electoral Map 5 with election sequencing on right sideAt its July 17, 2023 meeting, the Pleasant Hill City Council approved an ordinance transitioning the City to a by-district election system and adopting a five-district electoral map to be used in future elections.

The approval of the ordinance is the culmination of several months of meetings and discussions centered on creating an electoral district map that would allow the greatest possibility of minority representation on the City Council. 

Map #5 (pictured above) was adopted by the Council and will take effect during the 2024 and 2026 election cycles.  In 2024, Council Members for Districts 1, 2, and 5 will be elected, while in 2026 Council Members from Districts 3 and 4 will be elected.  Following 2026, all elections will be by-district. 

This map was chosen out of 11 4 and 5 district maps that had been created by the community. All of the viable maps are available for viewing below. 

DRAFT ELECTORAL DISTRICT MAPS

Map 1 - 5 Districts and demographic data 
Map 1 - 4 Districts and Directly Elected Mayor and demographic data
Map 2 - 4 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 2 - 5 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 3 - 4 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 3 - 5 Districts (submitted by  a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 4 - 5 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 5 - 5 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 6 - 5 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 7 - 5 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data
Map 8 - 5 Districts (submitted by a member of the public) and demographic data

Additional online viewing: The links below will show the four and five district maps with search and other geolocation features enabled.

Four District Maps: https://bit.ly/44WxxAZ
Five District Maps: https://bit.ly/41OuwQA.


Public Hearing Notices

Next Public Hearing on Transition to By-District Election System Set for July 17, 2023

Public Hearings

March 6, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting: Notice of Intention Regarding Transition to District-Based Elections Staff Report and Attachments

March 20, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting: First Public Hearing to Consider Composition of Districts for By-Distric Elections and Schedule for Future Hearings Staff Report and Attachments

April 3, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting: Second Public Hearing to Consider Composition of Districts for By-District Elections and Schedule for Future Hearings Staff Report and Attachments

April 17, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting: Additional "Pre-map Public Hearing to Consider Composition of Districts for District-Based Elections and Schedule for Future Hearings Staff Report and Attachments

May 1, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council: Public Hearing to Consider Draft Maps and Composition of Districts for By-District Elections Staff Report and Attachments 

May 6, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. City Council (special meeting): Public Hearing to Consider Draft Maps and Composition of Districts for By-District Elections Staff Report and Attachments

May 22, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council (special meeting): Public Hearing Staff Report and Attachments

June 5, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council (regular meeting with Public Hearing): Staff Report and Attachments

June 26, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council (regular meeting with Public Hearing): Staff Report and Attachments

July 10, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. City Council (special meeting): Introduction of Ordinance for By-District Elections: Staff Report and Attachments