By-District Election of Madera City Council Members, City-Wide Election of Mayor, Measure E (November 2010)
With the approval of Measure E, voters in Madera elect their city council representatives by district instead of at-large. Madera became a city in 1907 and since that time, had always elected its 5 city council members at-large.
Madera had a population of about 57,000 as of 2010. Measure E states that the city council's five districts will be evenly distributed based on population.
- These final, certified results are from the Madera County elections office.
Measure E grew out of a citizen's advisory committee tasked with coming up with ways to promote the future growth of Madera.
Rosanne Bonilla, who was part of the citizen's advisory committee, said that Measure E will help residents throughout the city better connect with their city council representative, saying, "We have a lot of growth in our community and we just want people to know what they're representing."
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure E: "Shall members of the legislative body of the City of Madera be elected by districts described in Ordinance No. 871 C.S., and the Mayor of the City of Madera be elected on a citywide basis by the voters of the entire city?"|