Desert Healthcare Moves Away From At-Large Elections, Adopts District Map
The map was approved with little debate. The board had been considering the switch since 2016, and Desert Healthcare District CEO Herb K. Schultz said he was hopeful the move to district elections would spur residents to be more involved with the district.
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Desert Healthcare District Adopts Map For By District Elections
The Desert Healthcare District has moved away from at-large elections and adopted a district map that will determine how residents of the special district will select their representatives in the future. The board of directors voted on Tuesday to adopt the “Orange 2” map, a move that splits the district, which stretches from Desert Hot Springs to Palm Desert, into five zones. Voters in zone two (labeled A on the map), which encompasses Desert Hot Springs, Garnet and most of Desert Edge, and zone 4 (labeled D), which includes almost all of Cathedral City, will be the first to elect district representatives this November. Residents of zones one, three and five (C, E and B on the map, respectively) will vote by district starting in 2020. (Kennedy and Maschke, 6/27)
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