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Transition from At-Large to District-Based Elections

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***Follow-Up Mailer on District Elections***

 ***NDC Demographic Analysis on Racially-Polarized Voting***

***Settlement Agreement***

On December 19, 2018, the Palm Springs City Council adopted "Palm Springs District Map" as the official district boundaries map and adopted an ordinance enacting district elections.

You may view this map in detail on the  Interactive View Map Supplement by simply toggling on and off the various maps. The City Council encourages residents and stakeholders to submit their comments regarding the finalist map. You may submit your comments to Anthony J. Mejia, City Clerk, at

Background Information

On April 19, 2018, the Palm Springs City Council adopted Resolution No. 24406 declaring its intent to transition to district-based elections. Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010 and an agreement reached with the proponent, the City will conduct a series of Public Hearings and community engagement forums over the next 6 months to receive community input on the composition of proposed electoral districts for City Council seats. It is of upmost importance that Palm Springs residents and stakeholders participate and provide feedback during the upcoming meetings. It is the City's desire to ensure that the proposed districts reflect prevalent communities of interest and that the citizenry be engaged in this urgent matter.

Below is more information regarding the transition from at-large to district-based elections. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Anthony Mejia, City Clerk, at (760) 323-8206 or

How Can I View Submitted Draft Maps?

Draft MapsYou may view the maps prepared by the City's demographer and those submitted by community members by clicking here. You may also view draft maps via the interactive view map supplement. Simply toggle on and off the various maps that have been submitted and/or overlay them in comparison to the organized neighborhood map. Please contact the City Clerk's Office if you have any questions. 

Statement of Principles

On May 16, 2018, the City Council adopted a Statement of Principles to guide the process of transitioning to district elections:


  • Maximize the goals of the CVRA, including civil rights, equality, and inclusion.
  • Prioritize the creation of majority/minority districts.
  • To the extent practical, keep organized neighborhoods intact.
  • Maintain the principle that the best interest of the City as a whole remains the first responsibility of all elected officials.


  • Evaluate our current structure of government and demographics, compare with and learn from other comparable cities and recommend the structure of government that best achieves the goals of the CVRA and the long-term needs of our city.
  • Encourage and work through communication platforms to obtain participation from as many residents and stakeholders as possible in the process.