On August 31, the Oakley City Council will begin its process to transition from an at-large city council to district based elections.
This comes after the council last month agreed to move forward with forming city districts after receiving a letter from an attorney. The council will also consider the idea of looking at implementing a 4-year-mayor and four districts, versus simply implementing five districts.
The City of Oakley currently utilizes an at‐large election system, which means that the electors from the entire City choose each of the five Councilmembers–meaning a councilperson can live anywhere in the city.
A district‐based election system, which both the city of Antioch and city of Brentwood recently moved to, is one in which the City is delineated into separate districts, each with one councilmember who resides in the district and is chosen by the electors residing in that particular district.
The City reminds residents that they are currently going through the initial “districting” process that will ultimately take until the 2022 and 2024 elections, to be fully implemented. The next districting meeting will be live‐streamed this Tuesday, August 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Districting Meeting dates are listed below.
- August 31, 6:30pm Oakley City Council Chambers 3231 Main Street, Oakley CA 94561
- September 28, 7pm Oakley City Council Chambers 3231 Main Street, Oakley CA 94561
- October 5, 6:30pm This meeting with be held virtually on Zoom
- October 26, 7pm Oakley City Council Chambers 3231 Main Street, Oakley CA 94561
- November 9, 7pm Oakley City Council Chambers 3231 Main Street, Oakley CA 94561
- December 14, 7pm Oakley City Council Chambers 3231 Main Street, Oakley CA 94561
To learn more, including how to leave a comment of participate in the meeting, visit www.ci.oakley.ca.us/ districting/ .