FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617
The City of Escondido will be accepting nominations for appointment to the Independent Districting Commission as required under the Voting Districts Settlement Agreement. Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office, 201 N. Broadway, Escondido, during office hours from Monday, June 3, 2013 through Friday, June 28, 2013. The term of the Commission will begin September 1, 2013.
Interested applicants and individuals or organizations desiring to nominate persons for appointment to the Commission must submit an application. The application is available online at www.escondido.org/ or by request to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call 760-839-4617 should you have any questions.
Under the settlement, Escondido will be divided into four districts with each district to be represented by a Council member living within that district. The Mayor will continue to represent the entire City. The districts will be determined by a Districting Commission consisting of 7 members. The members will be chosen by a selection panel of retired San Diego County judges. After the District boundaries are drawn, they will be submitted to the City Council for final approval. Districts may be re-drawn every 10 years if required by changes in the population as reflected in the census.