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Paso Robles residents invited to council district map-building workshop

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 01:48:56-05

As the City of Paso Robles works to transition to by-district elections for its city council, it’s asking for help from the public.

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the city is hosting a “Council District Boundary Map-Building Workshop.”

Residents are invited to attend the workshop and help draw the maps for the new city council districts.

The change in how the city elects its council members comes after a legal challenge that alleged the current at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act of 2002.

Starting in 2020, council members will be elected from within four geographical districts with equal population.

Several more informational meetings and public hearings are planned through mid-April and the city is hoping to end up with at least five draft maps to submit to the City Council for consideration.

Residents can also draw and submit a map through the Draw Paso Robles website.