Workshop on changing to district elections for Board of Supervisors this Saturday in Half Moon Bay

PRESS RELEASE

The next meeting of the San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee will take place this Saturday in Half Moon Bay to hear public input on the possible adjustment of the current district boundaries.

An agenda is attached. The meeting is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cunha Intermediate School Library, 600 Church St., Half Moon Bay.

We are hosting meetings in each of the five districts. This meeting will take place in District 3, which encompasses all or parts of Atherton, Redwood Shores, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, San Carlos, Portola Valley, Woodside and Belmont. It also includes the communities of Pescadero, La Honda, El Granada, Montara, Miramar, Emerald Hills, West Menlo Park and a number of additional unincorporated areas.

I have also attached a flier that lists future meeting times and locations.

The Board of Supervisors created the nine-member committee after voters changed the County Charter in November 2012 by passing Measure B. The change requires that only voters within a district can elect a supervisor who lives in that same district to represent them. Under the prior system voters countywide elected all five supervisors.

With heightened interest in district-based elections, the Board of Supervisors tasked the committee with hearing public comment, studying current and potential boundaries and recommending possible adjustments to the full Board.

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