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The first of three public hearings being held by the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District to receive public input and testimony regarding proposed trustee areas is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

At its Sept. 23 meeting, the board determined, pursuant to Education Code §72036, to change its method of election from “at-large” voting to “by-trustee area” voting, in which members of the board are elected by the voters of the trustee area in which they reside.

At Tuesday’s hearing, the board will consider plans prepared by the District’s demographic consultant that are based on the 2010 Census and criteria approved by the board. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Hasley Hall 137 on the Valencia Campus.

The initial plans are available here:

 

Draft Map/Plan A

Draft Map/Plan B

Draft Map/Plan C

For more information click here: www.canyons.edu/elections<http://www.canyons.edu/elections>.

 

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Two additional public hearings are scheduled:

 

6 p.m., Wednesday, October 21

College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus

Applied Technology Education Center, Room 701/702

17200 Sierra Highway

Santa Clarita, CA 91351

 

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4

Newhall Elementary School Auditorium

24607 Walnut St.

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

 

The board anticipates taking final action at the close of the third public hearing on November 4 to choose a trustee area plan to propose to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for final approval.

Pending approval by the state Board of Governors, the new election system will be used for the district’s November 2016 board elections.

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  1. jimvs says:

    This looks like a press release, so I don’t know who at SCVNews is covering it. I read the “criteria” at the COC website, but I wonder how major developments in the COC region will affect the “equal” population requirement.

    Eastward and southward population growth won’t change nearly as fast as the west-side or even the north, given the already approved projects.

    How often is the board required/permitted to re-jigger the district boundaries to satisfy the requirements for equal representation? Or is this a one-and-done fix just to satisfy the court settlement?

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