District Elections History

City of Imperial Beach City Council District-Based Election Changes

Beginning in 2020, Imperial Beach City Council elections transitioned from at-large voting to district-based voting. The City has been divided into four districts, and only the voters residing in a district will decide who will represent that district. The Mayor will continue to be elected by all voters in the city, regardless of a voter's residence location. Voters from Districts 2 & 4 will elect Council Members to represent Districts 2 & 4 during the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election. Council Members that were previously elected in 2018 will continue to represent the City at-large until the November 2022 election.

Ordinance Number 2018-1178

On December 5, 2018, the Imperial Beach City Council adopted Ordinance Number 2018-1178 (PDF):

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Imperial Beach, California establishes a by-district election process in four council districts while continuing with an elective office of Mayor pursuant to California elections code section 10010 and California Government Code Sections 34871(c) and 34886 and amending Imperial Beach Municipal Code Title 2 (administration and personnel) to provide for city council election districts.

District Elections History

Draft Maps

Draft maps were posted online on October 10, 2018. The City Council considered the draft maps at its meeting on October 17, 2018 at 6 pm.

The second round of map submissions were posted on October 31, 2018. The City Council considered the draft maps at its meeting on November 7, 2018 at 6 pm.

After the public hearing on November 7, 2018, the City Council introduced an ordinance implementing district-based elections for seats on the City Council and selected the "Rose B" map with the following election sequencing: Districts 2 and 4 up for election in 2020 and Districts 1 and 3 up for election in 2022.

Following the public hearing on December 5, 2018, the City Council adopted the ordinance implementing district-based elections for seats on the City Council.

Public Hearings Information

The October 17, November 7 and December 5, 2018 meetings were held at 6 pm in the Council Chambers.

The September 25, 2018 meeting was held at 6 pm at the South Bay Union School District Burress Auditorium.

The September 26, 2018 meeting was held at 3 pm at the San Diego County Library, Imperial Beach Branch.

The purpose of the September 25th and 26th public hearings was to receive public input regarding the composition of potential Council election district boundaries.

Following the initial September 25th and 26th public hearings, draft maps of potential Council election district boundaries were published on or before October 10, 2018, for consideration and public input at the October 17 and November 7, 2018 City Council public hearings.

Following a public hearing on December 5, 2018, the City Council adopted an ordinance implementing district-based elections for seats on the City Council.