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Today at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Pre-meeting Rally at 5:15 at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St, Ventura, CA.
Join us as Ventura City Council votes on a resolution to create district elections. This will bring the City of Ventura into compliance with the California Voting Rights Act!
District elections guarantee a voice for underrepresented neighborhoods like the Westside, leading to more diverse leadership at City Hall. While one in three Ventura residents is a person of color, Ventura has never had a non-white city councilmember!
By reducing the cost of running for office, district elections keep our representatives more accountable to listening to their neighbors instead of wealthy interests. It currently costs an average of $18,000 to win a seat on Ventura City Council as candidates pay to run expensive citywide advertisements, but districts bring elections down to the neighborhood level, promoting grassroots democracy.