Media reports indicate that the Anaheim City Council will consider the approval of a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the ACLU suit to force the city to adopt district level elections for council members in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. The potential for agreement has been on the horizon for the past few months.
Voice of OC reports:
Neither side would talk publicly about the proposed settlement, but sources said it will pave the way for Anaheim residents to begin electing their City Council by districts in 2016.
The agreement would end a battle over the city’s electoral system and whether it adequately represents Latino neighborhoods that has been raging in court and in the public arena for more than a year.
We’ll be watching to see what happens tonight and let you know what happens.