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Transition to By-Trustee Area Elections

During the July 19, 2017 regularly scheduled board meeting, the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution17-21 stating the intention to transition from at-large to district area elections. The intent of the proposed process was to offer greater opportunities for representation of the community on the Board of Trustees. Transitioning to the new system required that the Board of Trustees hold five public hearings which were held on August 2, August 16, September 12, September 16 and October 3, 2017.

During the Public Hearings, public testimony was received on a number of possible voting area configurations—including several that would have provided for seven trustees instead of the current five trustees who are elected to govern the District. 

During the October 3, 2017 Public Hearing, the Coast Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees adopted Resolution 17-28 to move from at-large voting to by-trustee area voting for the election of trustees. Resolution 17-28, also included the adoption of the existing district map divided by five trustee areas. 

The next steps entailed a filing of an application to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors on February 8. After an application review, the Board of Governors determined that the Coast Community College District complied with the requirements of Election Code Section 72036 and passed resolution 2018-04 to approve the change from at-large to by-trustee area elections.  

The new elections process and map will affect the next general election in 2018, when trustee areas 1 and 5  will be on the ballot. 

Continued public input can be emailed to For more information about the redistrict process, please click on the links below. 

Press Release  - Board Approves Resolution to transition to by-trustee area elections and five area map (10-4-2017) 

Resolution 17-28

Adopted Map (10-3-17)

The approval of the map will be followed by an application to be filed with the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.  If the Board of Governors approves the application, the "by-trustee" area voting will go into effect starting with the 2018 general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.   For more information, please visit the links below.

To submit comments, suggestions for map outlines, or for more information about the public hearing process, please email or call 714.438.4600