Friday, April 15, 2016

King City hosts public hearings for switch to district elections

King City officials have scheduled three hearings to consider draft plants and input as they move from at-large to district elections.

The three hearings will be held at King City City Hall, 212 S. Vanderhurst Ave., in the City Council Chambers. The hearings are scheduled for:

Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

At the conclusion of the final hearing, the City Council will vote on an ordinance officially adopting district elections and setting the district boundaries.

The King City City Council voted in February to switch from at-large to district elections, starting with this November’s election when three Council seats are up for election. Latino activists had pushed for district elections because King City’s population is nearly 90 percent Latino, but only one of the city’s elected councilmembers is a Latina.

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