PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale on Wednesday will host the first of four community meetings designed to inform residents about the new voting districts and the upcoming changes to the city’s election dates.
The first meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Palmdale Oasis Recreation Center, located at 3850 E. Avenue S. This meeting is in District 3/Central.
The rest of the schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. – Buena Vista Elementary School, 37005 Hillcrest Drive– (District 4 – East)
- Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. – Marie Kerr Recreation Center, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. – (District 2 – West)
- Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. – Palmdale City Council Chamber, 38350 Sierra Highway, Suite B, (District 1 – South). This will be part of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
Residents are encouraged to attend one or more of the meetings. Maps of the new districts and updated election information will be made available at each meeting.
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 1470, Palmdale will conduct future general municipal elections in November of even-numbered years beginning with the November 2016 election. There will be no general municipal election for the seats of Mayor or City Council in Palmdale in November 2015.
The ordinance also calls for election of the four City Council seats to be held by districts. Four districts have been established and there will be one City Council seat to represent each district. Voters will be able to vote only for a candidate from their district. The election for the Mayor’s seat will remain at-large.
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 661-267-5151, Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
[Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.]
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