A new council district map for the November 2022 election has been selected by the Westminster City Council, but it might not be the one used when voters go to the polls this fall.
On Wednesday night, the council voted unanimously in favor of “Public Map 402” for a four-district city council, with the mayor elected directly. An ordinance implementing that change will come before the city council at its next meeting on March 9.
But voters in June will be asked to decide on whether to replace the existing council configuration by eliminating the direct election of the mayor and instead creating a five-district structure. The office of mayor – which is largely ceremonial – would be rotated among council members.
The council could not agree on a map for the possible five-district model. A motion to approve “Public Map 503” failed when two members voted in favor, one against and two abstained. A majority is required.
Unable to reach consensus, the council decided to continue the public hearing on choosing a five-district map until the next council meeting.