The California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (“CVRA”) made fundamental changes to minority voting rights in California. Many California public agencies, including Palomar, transitioned to by-trustee area elections. On May 20, 2019, the Board of Governors California Community Colleges adopted RESOLUTION NO. 2019-10 approving Palomar’s change from at-large to by-trustee area elections. With a trustee area election system, board members are elected by voters residing within the specific election district area.
Upon completion of public hearings and community forums, the Palomar Community College District approved and adopted Resolution No. 21-21619 at the Governing Board meeting on February 1, 2022, for realigning the trustee area boundaries. The approved District map is available here.
The District held a third public hearing remotely via Zoom on Saturday, January 29, 2022. There were two zoom meetings for public input regarding the redistricting of the district boundaries. The recordings can be found here:
The Palomar Community College District held a second public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, to receive and consider input regarding the criteria and composition of trustee area maps to be considered as part of the process in which the Governing Board approves the adjustment of trustee area boundaries. During the first public hearing meeting, the Governing Board adopted Resolution 21-21615 establishing criteria for consideration of adjusting trustee areas consistent with legal requirements, including reasonably equal population and Section 2 of the Federal Voting Rights Act, and which address other concerns and considerations important to the District.
Frequently asked questions about redistricting.