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City of Morgan Hill 2017 Districting Project

2017 Districting

August 7 update: Additional Draft Maps have been posted to the "Draft Maps" page, and city parks and school attendance area overlays have been added to the interactive review map.

The City Council is asking for your help planning our City's change to by-district Council elections.

As the result of a recent letter demanding that City Council elections transition from “at-large” to “by-district,” Morgan Hill, like the school district and over 55 cities across the state, is making a change in how voters elect the City Council.

Beginning in 2018, City Council members will be elected district by district, instead of the current at-large citywide elections in which all voters have the ability to vote for all City Council seats. The Mayor will continue to be at-large. This means that all voters will continue to vote for the Mayor every two years, but will only vote for one Council Member seat according to the respective districts once every four years.

This change will also protect the City from potential California Voting Rights Act litigation costs that could easily run into the millions of dollars.

We need your help to make this change!

​The primary goal when drawing Council election districts is to draw lines that keep neighborhoods together. So the Council wants to know: what do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood? 

Much more information will be posted to this page as the process moves forward.

Next Steps

Additional Draft Maps Posted (8/7)

New maps based on the Council and public feedback at the July 26th hearing are now posted to the draft maps page, to the interactive map viewer, and available at City Hall

Wednesday, July 26:

Public hearing to gather feedback on initial draft maps at regular Council meeting. 

​August 23

Public hearing to gather feedback on initial draft maps at regular Council meeting. Possible Council vote to select a map and introduce the formal ordinance.