City Council Elections— How can we make them better?


Menlo Park has been threatened with a lawsuit over how it selects city council members, and the city of Santa Clara has also been sued. Whether your city elects members at large like Menlo Park, or uses a numbered seat system like Santa Clara, did you ever think about how the system could be changed to help election outcomes better reflect the will of the voters?

Learn what options exist for Menlo Park and other cities to elect city councils that are more representative of their populations. We'll discuss pros and cons of district elections, and other election methods such as ranked choice voting and single transferable vote, so we can obtain election results that improve democracy and provide better representation.

October 07, 2017 at 2:00pm - 4pm
Onetta Harris Community Center - Multipurpose Room (100 Terminal Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025)
Margaret Okuzumi · · 650-269-4109

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  • Krish Raghunath
  • Sally Lieber
  • Rick Hunter
  • Juanita Croft
  • Olga Buchonina
  • Marjorie Zimmerman
  • Marjorie Zimmerman
  • Alice Povejsil
  • William Mankey
  • Parker Mankey
  • William Eric Mankey
  • Parker Mankey
  • José Medeiros
  • Vernal Bailey Wheaton
  • José Medeiros
  • Jeremy Macaluso
  • Jason Spitzer
  • Santa Clara Greens
  • Christine Pepin
  • Nassim Nouri
  • John Woodell
  • John Woodell
  • Jennifer Pae
  • Dennis Lytton
  • Margaret Okuzumi
  • Johannes Münzel
  • Pam D Jones
  • Will Madaus
  • Margaret Okuzumi
  • Jennifer Pae