Trustee Area Elections

Soledad Unified School District Governing Board’s Tentative Timeline 

For Transitioning to By-Trustee Area Elections

 

The Soledad Unified School District’s Governing Board is currently elected under an “at-large” election system, where trustees can reside anywhere in the District and are elected by voters of the entire District. On September 14, 2022, the Board adopted Resolution No. 9-03-22, signaling its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections.  In a by-trustee area election system, each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.  

 

In transitioning to by-trustee area elections, the District’s Governing Board is committed to following the extensive public hearing process provided for in the California Elections Code.  Below, please find the District Governing Board’s tentative timeline for public hearings and public outreach through this process.  This timeline is subject to change and may be updated and expanded as the process progresses.  

 

Action Date of Event
  • Board holds “pre-map” public hearing # 1 to gather input regarding trustee area map development. 
October 12, 2022 
  • Board holds “pre-map” public hearing # 2 to gather input regarding trustee area map development.
November 9, 2022
  • Board posts at least one draft trustee area map. 
January 4, 2023
  • Board holds “map-consideration” public hearing # 1 to gather input regarding proposed trustee area maps.
January 11, 2023
  • Board holds “map-consideration” public hearing # 2 to gather input regarding proposed trustee area maps.
February 8, 2023
  • Board selects trustee area map and adopts proposal to send to the Monterey County Committee on School District Organization for approval. 
February 22, 2023

(special meeting)

 

This is a tentative timeline that may be subject to change in coordination with the district’s demographer.

INTENT RESOLUTION

CVRA Intent Resolution 9/14/22

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Hearing Notice for 10/12/22

Public Hearing Notice for 10/12/22 Spanish  

Public Hearing Notice for 11/9/22 

PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CRITERIA FOR FORMATION OF TRUSTEE AREAS

  • Equal Population
  • Federal Voting Rights Act
  • No Racial Gerrymandering
  • Communities of interest
  • Compact
  • Contiguous
  • Visible (Natural & man-made) boundaries
  • Respect voters’ choices / continuity in office
  • Planned future growth