CALIFORNIA VOTING RIGHTS ACT (CVRA)

MAP OPTIONS FOR CVRA TRANSITION FROM “AT-LARGE” TO “BY-TRUSTEE AREA” ELECTIONS

November 29, 2021

Dear Goleta School District Community:

As the District continues to move through the process of transitioning to “by-Trustee-area” elections under the legal requirements of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), we have reached a critical point.  The District is releasing two additional map options to the community for study and input.  Both of the map options being considered meet the legal requirements outlined in CVRA.  For your reference, the three original map options can be viewed on our website HERE.

The District is providing multiple opportunities to the community to review and provide feedback over the next two months before the Board of Education votes on December 15, 2021 for a map that will be put into effect for the November 2022 Board elections.

This release of map options comes at the end of the “Pre-Map” period wherein the District engaged the community with two public hearings to solicit input before drawing map options. 

Each map option for consideration:

  • Meets the equal population requirement (that each trustee area have equal population with up to a 10% variance);
  • Increases the voting power of protected classes in the District by Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP/eligible voters) in at least one Trustee Area based on up-to-date CVAP statistics compared to District-wide averages;
  • Complies with the Federal Voting Rights Act;
  • Respects communities of interest as much as possible;
  • Is compact and contiguous as much as possible; and
  • Follows man-made and natural geographic features as much as possible.

Upcoming Hearing Schedule

Monday, December 6, 2021 @ 4:00PM– 2nd Public Hearing regarding Map Options during the virtual Governing Board meeting [Zoom Meeting ID: 912 5136 0750 | Password: 252588] {NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING}

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 @ 6:30PM– 3rd Public Hearing regarding Map Options and adopt map option during the virtual Governing Board meeting [Zoom Meeting ID: 980 8135 5944 | Password: 445159] {NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING}

The Goleta School District community is invited to attend as many virtual public hearings as you would like.  If you cannot attend and wish to review and/or comment regarding the proposed map options under consideration, please submit your comments and feedback to Christy Rockwood at crockwood@goleta.k12.ca.us.  If you would like to address the board at one of the above mentioned meetings, you will need to fill out a public comment request form to speak at the meeting.  These forms are published the Friday prior to the meeting on the website at www.gusd.us / Board / Meetings Schedules with Agendas and Minutes.  All map preference feedback will be relayed to the Board prior to its discussion and adoption of a map option. 

***Please Note: These boundaries do not affect school attendance areas.  These maps are only for the transition to "by-Trustee-area" elections for board members.

We look forward to your continued participation!

Goleta Map Scenario 4

Goleta Map Scenario 5

 

November 3, 2021

Dear Goleta School District Community:

As the District continues to move through the process of transitioning to “by-Trustee-area” elections under the legal requirements of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), we have reached a critical point.  The District is releasing three map options to the community for study and input.  All three of the map options being considered meet the legal requirements outlined in CVRA.  

The District is providing multiple opportunities to the community to review and provide feedback over the next two months before the Board of Education votes on December 15, 2021 for a map that will be put into effect for the November 2022 Board elections.

This release of map options comes at the end of the “Pre-Map” period wherein the District engaged the community with two public hearings to solicit input before drawing map options. 

Each map option for consideration:

  • Meets the equal population requirement (that each trustee area have equal population with up to a 10% variance);
  • Increases the voting power of protected classes in the District by Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP/eligible voters) in at least one Trustee Area based on up-to-date CVAP statistics compared to District-wide averages;
  • Complies with the Federal Voting Rights Act;
  • Respects communities of interest as much as possible;
  • Is compact and contiguous as much as possible; and
  • Follows man-made and natural geographic features as much as possible.

Upcoming Hearing Schedule

November 10, 2021 – 1st Public Hearing regarding Map Options during the virtual Governing Board meeting [Zoom Meeting ID: 966 9005 2509 | Password: 325589] {NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING}

December 6, 2021 – 2nd Public Hearing regarding Map Options during the virtual Governing Board meeting [Zoom Meeting ID: 912 5136 0750 | Password: 252588] {NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING}

December 15, 2021 – 3rd Public Hearing regarding Map Options and adopt map option during the virtual Governing Board meeting [Zoom Meeting ID: 980 8135 5944 | Password: 445159] {NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING}

The Goleta School District community is invited to attend as many virtual public hearings as you would like.  If you cannot attend and wish to review and/or comment regarding the proposed map options under consideration, please submit your comments and feedback to Christy Rockwood at crockwood@goleta.k12.ca.us.  If you would like to address the board at one of the above mentioned meetings, you will need to fill out a public comment request form to speak at the meeting.  These forms are published the Friday prior to the meeting on the website at www.gusd.us / Board / Meetings Schedules with Agendas and Minutes, or click HERE.  All map preference feedback will be relayed to the Board prior to its discussion and adoption of a map option. 

We look forward to your continued participation!

Goleta Map Scenario 1

Goleta Map Scenario 2

Goleta Map Scenario 3

 

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