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Release No. COC-10.12.15-COC-Public Hearings
October 12, 2015

Public Hearings Scheduled to Discuss Trustee Election Boundaries

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 Tuesday, Oct. 13.

During 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 for public review by following the link at the bottom of this page.  

Two additional public hearings are scheduled:

6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 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, Nov. 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 Nov. 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.