The Poway City Council met on Friday, Aug. 18 to look at draft maps submitted as part of the city’s transition to by-district elections for councilmembers. The mayor will continue to be elected at-large.A representative from National Demographics Corporation, the city’s demographer, reviewed 27 maps that met the criteria for consideration and highlighted themes in how districts were drawn.
Both the public and councilmembers had the opportunity to express which maps they felt best served Poway. Council narrowed down their choices to their top four, which can be found here.
Following the Aug. 18 public hearing an additional four eligible maps were submitted for consideration by the City Council at the Aug. 31 meeting. The Aug. 31 meeting is the fourth required public hearing under state law. At this meeting the City Council will receive public input on the draft maps and the sequence of elections among the districts. It is anticipated that at this public hearing, the City Council will select a final map and determine the sequence of elections and direct staff to prepare an ordinance for first reading at the Sept. 19 regular City Council meeting.
The public is encouraged to share their feedback at the meeting, by email or letter or using an online contact form.