Statement: Scottsdale City Council members are elected by district.
Fact: Scottsdale elects City Council members at-large; each serves the entire city.
- Cities elect their local representatives either at-large, by geographical district or a mixture of both.
- Most cities of Scottsdale’s size use a district or a mixture of district and at-large to elect their local representatives.
- After two inconclusive studies in the 80s and 90s, a district advisory task force was appointed in 2003 to complete an analysis and recommend a course of action.
- Factors considered included Scottsdale’s growing population, diverse geography, costs of campaigning and new challenges facing the city.
- Twelve of the 14 members recommended six district representatives plus the mayor at large that was approved by council but failed at the ballot box, with 39 percent of voters for it and 61 percent against.
- Re-looking at districting is a part of each 2020 mayoral candidate’s platform.
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