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Trustee Area Elections

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Background

During its Regular Meeting on March 12, 2019, the Governing Board discussed and considered whether to initiate transition from at-large to by-trustee area election of Board members.  After hearing a presentation by General Counsel Trevin Sims, the Board unanimously voted to establish a resolution for the 2022 trustee election. At the April 9, 2019 regular meeting, the Board adopted Resolution No. 2072 Declaring the Governing Board’s Intent to Transition from At-Large to By-Trustee Area Governing Board Elections Commencing with the November 2022 Election.

Public participation in the districting process is essential, and this webpage is intended to provide updates on the process, share opportunities for public participation, and provide a way to submit comments and questions.

All aspects of the process for creating trustee areas will be conducted in public.

2020 Census

The 2020 Census was significantly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Census data informs the districting process and is not expected to be released until last September.

Southwestern College has contracted with Redistricting Partners to support the college’s districting efforts. Follow Redistricting Partners on Twitter for the most current updates on the release of 2020 Census data and districting efforts across the nation.

Final Trustee-Area Map Approved

Final Map Approved (.pdf or weblink)

Election Sequencing Approved

  • Trustee Areas 1, 4, and 5 will be up for election in November 2022
  • Trustee Areas 2 and 3 will be up for election in November 2024

Board of Trustees will continue to serve at-large through the end of their current term and may choose to run for the trustee-area in which they reside when their current term ends.

 

Process Updates

August 24, 2021 - Introductory Public Hearing. General Counsel and Districting Partners Presentations. View the workshop recording.

September 28, 2021 - Community of Interest First Public Hearing. Link to Presentation and Supporting Materials

Your College, Your Voice: Creating Southwestern College Election Districts - Survey Closed on Oct. 20, 2021

October 26, 2021 - Community of Interest Second Public Hearing. Link to Presentation and Supporting Materials.

December 14, 2021 - Community of Interest Third Public Hearing. Link to Presentation. Link to Public Input Survey Summary.

January 24, 2022 - Draft Map First Public Hearing. Link to Presentation.

February 28, 2022 - Draft Map Second Public Hearing. Link to Presentation

March, 14, 2022 - Southwestern College Board of Trustees Approves a Final Map 

March 21, 2022 - California Community College Board of Governors Approves Southwestern College's Final Map

March 22, 2022 - Southwestern College's Final Map is Submitted to the San Diego Registrar of Voters

March 25, 2022 - Southwestern College's Final Map is Submitted to the San Diego County Office of Education

Timeline

Date/Time Topic Location
August 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Districting Introduction Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/94282424970
September 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Community of Interest First Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/94282424970
October 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Community of Interest Second Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/95646550959
December 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Community of Interest Third Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/94810646274
January 24, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Map Input First Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/8151032072
February 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Map Input Second Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/8151032072
March 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Governing Board Adopts District Maps

The public can view and participate online via Zoom
https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/8151032072

The Governing Board will meet in-person at
Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa
8100 Gigantic Street
San Diego, CA 92154

For questions or additional information, please email Zaneta Encarnacion, special assistant to the superintendent/president at zencarnacion@swccd.edu.