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File #: 2021-278    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/13/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF A CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF CITY GOVERNANCE POLICIES RELATED TO DISTRICT-ELECTION CITIES
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDERATION OF A CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF CITY GOVERNANCE POLICIES RELATED TO DISTRICT-ELECTION CITIES

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I. SUMMARY

The City of Carson retained Jerome Horton as a consultant to identify governance policy areas impacted by the City's transition from an at-large election to district election city. Mr. Horton gave a presentation on this item on March 4, 2021, at which time he advised the City Council on best district governance practices utilized by different government bodies, including Federal, State, and local government entities. This item is a continuation of that discussion.
At a subsequent City Council meeting, staff will agendize for further discussion, direction and possible adoption, principles, protocols, core values and policies to guide both individual district and citywide governance in the City.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

PROVIDE guidance and direction regarding the various governance policies related to district-election cities.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

None


IV. BACKGROUND

Very brief descriptions of the proposed policies that are recommended by Mr. Horton are provided below:
Governance Policy (discussed at March 4, 2021 meeting):
Transitioning from citywide governance to district governance creates two groups of constituents, "Citywide Constituents" and "District Constituents." The City Council may want to develop policies and practices related to when an issue is a district issue and when it is a citywide issue.
Community Boards, Commissions and Committees (discussed at March 4, 2021 meeting):
As the City transitions to a district form of government, there will be greater demand for community representation at the district level to ensure that each district's voice is represented in the City's governance.
Standing and Ad Hoc Subcommittees (discussed at March 4, 2021 meeting):
For both citywide and district governance, Subcommittees h...

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