On November 8th, 2016, the residents of City of Rancho Cucamonga voted to approve Measure Q, which was then carried, adopted, and ratified by the City Council on December 7th, 2016.
Districts 2 and 3 will hold elections in the November 2018 General Election. Districts 1 &and4 will hold elections in the November 2020 General Election.
Click the map below to view the district map and inquire which district you are in.
March 17, 2016: Based on this issue being active litigation - residents are encouraged to go to: www.MyRC.life.
On December 23, 2015, the City of Rancho Cucamonga received a letter from the Law Offices of Shenkman and Hughes warning of a potential lawsuit; claiming the existing At-Large electoral voting process for City Council members dilutes the opportunities for Hispanic minorities to secure an elected City Council seat.
At the February 17, 2016, City Council meeting, the City Attorney shared with the community the receipt of the letter; and the Council’s direction to place this matter in front of the public for further discussion. The City Council advised staff to bring this item back at the March 16, 2016, Council Meeting for a presentation and options for the City Council to consider.
At the March 16th City Council Meeting, the City Attorney shared that the City, on March 14th, was served with a lawsuit. Demographics consultant NDC provided a presentation regarding the issue and has launched a website www.MyRC.life with information on the schedule of upcoming Public Hearings and how residents can participate in the District Map process.
The City has issued a News Release dated March 17, 2016, to inform the public regarding this active litigation. All inquiries are to be forwarded to the City Attorney at CouncilDistrictsInfo@CityofRC.us .
Over the last several years, cities across the state have been sent similar warning letters and have been followed up with legal action. To date, NO city has successfully defended the right to maintain At-Large electoral voting. Several cities have spent millions of dollars in attorney’s fees; only to lose the case and be made to pay the Plaintiffs Legal Fees as well. A few of the more significant cases include: