The City of Santa Barbara is working on plans to set up new city council districts for the upcoming November 2015 election.
Until now, the city's council members were elected at-large—meaning any registered voter in the city could cast a ballot for any of the council seats.
The move to districts is the result of a court ruling and settlement under the state's 2001 voting rights act.
Kristy Schmidt is Santa Barbara's Administrative Services Director. She says the city is currently collecting information from the public on forming the geographic boundaries.