WHITTIER - The day before the Whittier City Council was set to
meet to discuss threatened voting rights act lawsuits, a suit was filed in Los
Angeles Superior Court making that claim.
The suit was filed Monday evening by three Latino residents of
Whittier and is supported by the Whittier Latino Coalition, which at a June City
Council meeting served notice that a lawsuit would be filed if the city did not
change its system for municipal elections.
Angie Medina, chairwoman of the Whittier Latino Coalition, said
the city's recent actions in hiring a Northern California law firm to advise it
on the threatened suit indicated that city officials wanted to delay action as
long as possible.