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Release No. COC-11.3.15-COC-Public Hearings
November 3, 2015

Final Public Hearing on Trustee Election Boundaries Slated Nov. 4

The last of three public hearings being held by the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District to receive public input regarding proposed trustee areas is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4.

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 Wednesday’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 the Multi-Purpose Room at Newhall Elementary School, 24607 Walnut St., Santa Clarita. 

The board anticipates taking final action at the close of the third public hearing 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.