The City of Santa Rosa will transition from at-large to district-based elections starting November 6, 2018
WHY DISTRICT ELECTIONS?
The city received a certified letter from the law firm of Shenkman & Hughes on July 17, 2017 claiming the city is violating the California Voting Rights Act (Elec. Code §§ 14025-14032) because Council members are elected at-large rather than by districts. Dozens of local government agencies in California have faced similar challenges in recent years.
Learn more from the City of Santa Rosa.