District elections

The City of Menlo Park has changed the way City Council members are elected, from at large elections to "by district" elections. You can view the approved City Council Districts map.

Review the work of the Advisory Districting Committee


The Advisory Districting Committee completed its work and within the tight schedule required to determine its final recommendations on draft district boundaries maps and election sequencing. 


District boundaries are based on community


Districting takes into account population, requirements of the Federal and California Voting Rights Acts, and shall not be drawn with race as the predominate factor. A professional demographer reviewed and calculated demographic information for all draft maps. Nearly 40 draft maps were submitted by the public and reviewed by the Committee based on the legal criteria in the federal and state voting rights acts. They are published on the city website for public review. 
 

More information is available


Background information
Draw and submit a district map
View draft maps
District election process timeline
The law
Frequently asked questions