The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously last night to settle the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit challenging the legality of the at-large voting process used to elect the city council. The settlement requires that the city council place a charter amendment before the voters in November 2014 to establish by-district voting for city council elections beginning in 2016.
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.
Everyone needs an editor. The OC blogsphere is loaded with posts about typographical errors on fundraising invites or fundraising addresses pointed at City Hall in Anaheim. This afternoon, Mayor Choi’s December newsletter came in and I’ve noted two things quickly — the Mayor isn’t sending Christmas card to anyone this year. Grinch. From the letter:…
The ruling, dated last week, from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney which orders new district based elections for the City of Palmdale. The ruling illustrates what the City of Anaheim may be looking at as an outcome of a similar suit filed alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act caused by the at-large election of city council members.