Update - Final Map Adopted
At the March 16, 2022, City Council meeting, the Council adopted resolution 22-013 selecting Map 103 as the City's new City Council District Map. With the adoption of a new map, the City of Morgan Hill's redistricting process is now complete. While the redistricting process is complete, this page remains live to serve as an archive of the election changes including the schedule, draft maps, and resources. Thank you to all those in the community that took the time to participate in this important process.
District Based Elections
Cities with district-based elections are required to update (redistrict) the district boundaries every ten years, following the receipt of updated population data from each federal decennial census. Since the City of Morgan Hill has district-based elections for four Council Seats, the City must redistrict the district boundaries prior to the next election of Council Members in 2022.
Council Districts A and C were on the ballot on November 3, 2020, and Council Districts B and D will be on the ballot on November 8, 2022. Although the City established the district boundaries less than ten years ago, on September 6, 2017, for the November 2018 election, the boundaries are based on the 2010 federal census, which means the City must now update the boundaries through the redistricting process based on the 2020 federal census data.
Redistricting Process 2021-2022
As mentioned above, local governments use new data from the Census every ten years to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non-English-speaking communities. The City of Morgan Hill is asking for your help to draw new district boundaries for Council Members.
The finalized maps that you will help us create will change how you elect your Council Members for the next ten years.
When redrawing Council Member districts, our primary goal is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?
City Council Districts and Demographic Data adopted in 2017
Public hearings to update the community on the redistricting process and to receive feedback about what neighborhoods and/or communities of interest should be taken into consideration while creating district boundaries
- 1/25/2022 - Morgan Hill's Redistricting Process Coming to a Close (PDF)
- 10/4/2021 - Updating City Council Districts (PDF)
- 10/4/2021 - Actualización de los Distritos del Ayuntamiento en Morgan Hill
- 8/16/2021 - Morgan Hill Launches Redistricting 2021 (PDF)
- 8/16/2021 - La Ciudad de Morgan Hill Lanza El Proceso De Redistribución De Distritos 2021 (PDF)