The Pasadena City Council, which has been seeking applicants to serve on the Charter Amendment and Sub-Geographic Districting Task Force, announces a deadline for receipt of applications.
The nine-member Task Force will study changing the selection method for members of the Board of Education for Pasadena Unified School District from the current at-large method of election to district-based elections.
To be considered for a City Council appointment, task force applications from Pasadena residents must be received in the Office of the Mayor and City Council, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228, Pasadena CA 91101 by 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25.
Three positions will be filled by council appointment. The task force will also be composed of three positions appointed by the PUSD Board of Education, two by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and one by the Sierra Madre City Council.
At the February 15, 2011, joint meeting of the PUSD Board of Education and the Pasadena City Council, the governing bodies approved initiating the process for a charter amendment and sub-geographic districting for the PUSD Board of Education members.
The taskforce will Review the 1999-2000 City Charter Amendment proposal (Measure BB) for sub-geographic district elections of PUSD board members and determine what changes are necessary in order to forward to the voters; and determine, through the use of 2010 Census data and receiving community input, the geographic regions for the seven PUSD Board of Education seats, ensuring compliance with State and Federal Voting Rights Act provisions.
The Pasadena Unified School District intends to implement geographic region elections for the PUSD Governing Board for a March 2013 election. To meet the 2013 deadline, the task force will complete its work over the next 14 months.
The Pasadena City Council’s application form for the Charter Amendment Task Force is available at www.cityofpasadena.net under FYI Pasadena. It is also available here. For more information call (626) 744-4311.
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