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Transition to By-District (Division) Elections

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Beginning with the November 2020 election, Novato Sanitary District (District) Board of Directors will be elected by Divisions as developed through a series of public hearings and approved by the Board in 2019.

Historically, Board members have been elected on an at-large basis, with all voters within the District voting for each Board member. During a series of public hearings held between April and June 2019, the District established five electoral divisions in order to transition to a Division-based election in which each Board member is elected by a specific Division within the District.

Each of the five electoral divisions, in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), has a population that is within 5% of 10,624—the ideal population for each of the five divisions. On June 10, 2019, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 121, establishing the election system based on these five electoral divisions.

District Ordinance No. 121

Novato Sanitary District - Electoral Divisions Interactive Map

Record of the Transition from By-District to At-Large Elections

Public hearing dates, documents, maps, and presentations are available and organized by date below.

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

5th Public Hearing
(Regular Board Meeting)

Novato Sanitary District Offices
500 Davidson Street, Novato

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

4th Public Hearing
(Special Board Meeting)

Novato Sanitary District Offices
500 Davidson Street, Novato

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

3rd Public Hearing
(Special Board Meeting)

Novato Sanitary District Offices
500 Davidson Street, Novato

Publish for review any new or amended district election maps and potential sequence of elections. Take public comments on proposed maps; engage in line drawing as desired.

By Monday, April 29, 2019

Publish draft map(s) for at least seven (7) days before 3rd public hearing.

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

2nd Public Hearing
(Special Board Meeting)

Novato Sanitary District Offices
500 Davidson Street, Novato

No maps for review; will take public comments on composition of districts (zones) and preference for zone lines.

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

1st Public Hearing
(Regular Board Meeting)

Novato Sanitary District Offices
500 Davidson Street, Novato

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Special Board Meeting

Novato Sanitary District Offices
500 Davidson Street, Novato

Board adopts Resolution declaring its intention to transition from at-large to by-district (zone) elections

Additional Documents and Resources