Transition to District-Based Elections

About CRPD

Established in 1958, Cordova Recreation & Park District is an independent special district governed by an independently elected five-member Board of Directors.

Special districts are local government agencies that provide specific essential services. Cordova Recreation & Park District provides quality recreational programs, parks and services for communities within Sacramento County including the City of Rancho Cordova and the unincorporated areas of Gold River, Larchmont, Mather, Riviera East and Rosemont.

Districting Background

The Board of Directors is currently elected through “at-large” elections where residents vote for all candidates running for a Board seat, and the elected Directors represent the entire District.

Over the past year, Cordova Recreation & Park District has explored the option to change to a district-based electoral system for selecting Directors of the Board. In this system, candidates will run in one of five separate areas of the District. Voters in each area then elect their Board member, who must also live in that area.

Transitioning to this new system will ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act and help encourage a diverse set of perspectives on the Board of Directors. To ensure equal representation for all neighborhoods, the Board of Directors waited until after the 2020 United States Census to begin this transition.

Tentative Transition Timeline

The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in the districting process. The Board of Directors will be making decisions regarding districting primarily during regular Board meetings, which are open to the public and include opportunities for the public to provide comments. All Public Hearings will be located at the Chambers at 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

If you have specific questions or feedback about the districting process, please feel free to email customerservice@crpd.com.

April 15, 2020

The Board of Directors adopted Resolution 19/20-40, a Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Cordova Recreation & Park District of Intention to Transition from At-Large to By-District Elections and Setting Forth the Process for the Transition.

January 5, 2022

Information regarding the districting process, including tools for the public to get involved, was made available by District staff online and at the District office.

January 19, 2022

Public Hearing #1

Opportunity for Public Participation

At the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting, there will be a public presentation on the districting process. The public is invited to participate and share their thoughts on the process and how areas should be grouped together.

Meeting Video (Password: Qa@#&8^k)

January 24, 2022

Special Meeting at 9 a.m.

Public Hearing #2

Opportunity for Public Participation

At the scheduled Board of Directors special meeting, there will be a public presentation on the districting process. The public is invited to participate and share their thoughts on the process and how areas should be grouped together.

Meeting Video (Password: *n0W64cL)

February 16, 2022

Public Hearing #3

Opportunity for Public Participation

A public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting where members of the public are invited to comment on draft map scenarios. The Board of Directors will provide input and give direction on which map to prepare as a draft.

March 16, 2022

Public Hearing #4

Opportunity for Public Participation

A public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting where members of the public are invited to comment on draft map scenarios. The Board of Directors will provide input and give direction on which map to prepare as a final draft.

April 20, 2022

Public Hearing #5

Opportunity for Public Participation

The Board of Directors will receive public comment at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting and adopt a final map.

November 8, 2022

The first election will be held under the new election areas.

Draft Maps

In accordance with Elections Code § 10010, the draft maps and proposed voting divisions up for election in 2022 must be published at least seven days prior to the first Public Hearing.

Draft maps will be published here.

Related Documents & Info

Documents and information relating to districting will be published here.