Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Suit filed challenging at-large voting in Whittier city elections - Whittier Daily News

Suit filed challenging at-large voting in Whittier city elections - Whittier Daily News

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.


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