What is the City's current method of election?

The method of election is different for the type of Council Member. Each is elected for a four-year term. The last election was in 2019 for the five At-Large Council Member positions, for terms that run from 2019 to 2023. The At-Large Council Members are elected by a cumulative voting process which allows the voter to distribute a total of five votes to one or up to five candidates.

The Mayor and District Council Members were elected in 2021 for terms that run from 2021 to 2025. The Mayor and District Council members are elected by a traditional one-vote method; i.e., in each Council District, a voter is allowed to vote for one candidate for District Council Member, in addition to being allowed one vote for a candidate for Mayor.

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1. What is the City's current form of government?
2. What is the City's current method of election?
3. Why is the City considering new Council Districts/redistricting?
4. What action has the City taken this year regarding redistricting?
5. What criteria will be used to determine potential District boundaries?
6. What is the lawsuit that everyone refer to regarding the number and method of election of Council Members?
7. Who decides the boundaries and numbers of Council Districts?
8. Who decides on the method for electing Council and the form of government (number and type of Council Members)?
9. What are the options?
10. How would the boundaries be changed?
11. What is the process to change the number of districts, method of electing, and/or the form of government (number and type of Council Members)?
12. When is the next election for Council Members? Is the election for at-large or district Members?
13. What are the next steps in the Redistricting process?