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SCSQUARED halfBy Eric Heinz 

The signatures needed to establish the contentious ballot measure to shape San Clemente into districts for elections was verified by the Orange County Registrar of Voters on Tuesday afternoon.

According to an email from the San Clemente City Clerk’s Office, the ballot measure will be agendized for the Aug. 2 City Council meeting, though the details of what will be discussed were not clear as of Tuesday night.

Click here to read the full response to the petition

If the ballot measure passes during the Nov. 8 general election, it would split San Clemente into five districts, residents of which would elect a council member in their respective area.

City Councilmembers have been reluctant to discuss the matter in meetings past, except for Councilwoman Lori Donchak, who wanted to agendize the issue for discussion.

The movement to make San Clemente a districted city for elections began this spring when a group in San Clemente voiced their opinion that neighborhoods would be better represented if they could vote for a specific councilmember.

A petition was first circulated in March.

Editor’s note: This is a developing story. More details will be available later. 


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