The public is invited to a series of open house events to review proposed maps defining new San Joaquin Delta Community College District trustee areas.
Each of the District’s seven trustees lives in and represents a particular area of Delta’s 2,300-square-mile District. However, each trustee is currently elected by voters throughout the District.
Trustees voted last year to transition to area voting, in which voters will cast ballots only for the candidate within their area. The process includes updating the maps.
A final decision is expected later this year.
Members of the public may attend any of the upcoming meetings. The open houses began July 22 in Lodi and July 23 in Mountain House.
Additional meetings are scheduled as follows: Manteca (Trustee Catherine Mathis): 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 at the Manteca Public Library McFall Room, 320 W. Center St.; Linden/East County/Calaveras (Trustee Steve Castellanos): 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at the Linden High School library, 18527 E. Front St.; Tracy (Trustee Teresa Brown):7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 26 at WorkVine 209 (Tracy Outlets), 1005 Pescadero Avenue Ste. 167; and Stockton (Trustees Jennet Stebbins, Carlos Huerta, and Janet Rivera): 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, Delta College Board Room, Administration Building, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton.
Additionally, comments will be accepted at two formal public hearings that have been scheduled for Board of Trustees’ Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 meetings, which begin at 5:30 p.m. on those Tuesdays at the Board Room in the Horton Administration Building, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Comments on the maps can also be emailed to email@example.com.
Any final decision by the Board of Trustees will require approval by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. More information is available at deltacollege.edu/board-trustees/area-voting.