In this next election cycle, the city will be moving away from the “at-large” election format to “district elections.” This means that instead of the entire city hosting an election for two out of the four seats on San Bruno City Council every two years, the city will be partitioned into four districts of approximately equal population which will each vote for their own councilmember separately. The four-year term of each councilmember will continue to be staggered, so the two districts which do not have an election this year must wait until 2024 to vote for their district’s representative.
This is a process that requires a great deal of community engagement, for no one knows the city and its various “communities of interest” like the residents themselves. To achieve this end, the city has employed the service of a consulting agency to provide the residents with an easy-to-use online tool for drawing their own district maps. This can be found here: https://districtingsanbruno.org/draw-a-map/
My proposed San Bruno City Council District Map:
The timeline for how the City Council will ultimately decide on the final District Map can be found here: https://districtingsanbruno.org/Schedule/
Key dates to be aware of include the following:
January 18th: The deadline for district maps that will be considered and commented on by the City Council during its Public Hearing held on January 25th.
February 15th: The deadline for district maps that will be considered and commented on by the City Council during its Public Hearing held on February 22nd.
February 22nd: The date when the City Council finalizes their selection for the District Map to be used in this next Election.