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August 6, 2020
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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Any registered voter of Rohnert Park can run
July 10, 2020

With everything from the presidential election to local city council seats, the 2020 election will be a big one.  New for Rohnert Park will be the election of three city council members from districts instead of the former city-wide at-large basis.

Under the new district-based election system, voters will elect one council member from the district where they are registered. Voters in Districts 1, 3 and 4 will elect members of the city council in 2020 for four year terms. Voters in Districts 2 and 5 will elect members of the city council in 2022 for four year terms.  Speaking very generally, District 1 is A and B sections of Rohnert Park.  District 3 is C, J, K, S and most of D section.  District 4 is E, G and H sections.  District 2 is F and a small portion of D section along with everything west of 101, City Center area, and much of Civic Center area. District 5 is L, M, R and W sections.  To find out what district you are in and see the boundaries of the districts, please use the address look-up tool at https://bit.ly/37EtD2d also on our website under District Elections.

Any registered voter of the City of Rohnert Park that resides within the district for which they are seeking election is eligible to run for city council. Official nomination petitions for eligible city council candidates desiring to run for office, may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, 130 Avram Ave, Rohnert Park, beginning July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020, during regular business hours as posted, by appointment only.

For further information and to set up an appointment, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (707) 588-2227 or cityclerk@rpcity.org. More information is also available on the City’s website at www.rpcity.org/elections. 

The state of California recently released new guidance on the use of face coverings mandating the use of cloth face coverings by the general public statewide when outside the home, with limited exceptions. Face coverings should be worn in public places, particularly when those locations are indoors or where physical distancing is not possible. 

The primary role of a face covering is to reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing, washing hands, and staying home when ill, but they may be helpful when combined with these primary interventions.