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MALDEF Threatens Litigation Against Anaheim over District 3

Dr. Jose Moreno posted news of this announcement on Facebook last night.  MALDEF, a Latino Civil Rights Organization, posted the following news release on their website yesterday and there’s a link to a letter sent to Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait the follows. The organization wants the city to reconsider opening District 3 for the November…

Brandman Issues a Statement on DPOC Resolution

The Orange County Register carries this story about Monday night’s DPOC resolution that the headline writer suggests was a censure of Anaheim Council member Jordan Brandman, the only Democrat on the council.  The reality is the resolution condemned the actions of the Council majority of Brandman, Kris Murray and Lucille Kring, so details do in…

Judge Sets Trial Date for Anaheim Voting Rights Case

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Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Franz Miller, set a March 17, 2014 trial date for the Anaheim Voting Rights discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU on behalf of Anaheim Latino activists who claim that the current at-large system of electing city council members violates the California Voting Rights Act by suppressing the ability of Latinos to be elected in a city that is 53% Latino by population in favor a a wealthy and predominantly whit segment of Anaheim voters.

Kris Murray Majority in Anaheim Rejects Neighborhood Choice in Council Representation

Anaheim City Council Member Kris Murray (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

We are baffled at the decision Tuesday night of the Anaheim City Council to reject district level elections for council members as proposed by the citizen’s advisory committee. The 4-1 vote was led by Kris Murray, who had initially proposed the committee process last year as a solution in response to a voting rights lawsuit challenging the city’s current at-large council elections process.