In 2011, Kevin Shenkman was a patent attorney with no background in election law when a Democratic Party official asked him to take on a voting rights case in the Los Angeles County city of Palmdale. Now he is a statewide force for district-based elections.
Nearly 2,000 Garden Grove residents enjoyed a night of fun Friday at the Great Wolf Lodge hotel and waterpark thanks to what amounted to a massive contribution to Garden Grove Councilman Steve Jones’ mayoral campaign.
The cities of Anaheim and Garden Grove are gearing up for arguably the most consequential election in decades, as residents will for the first time elect candidates by district following lawsuits by voting rights advocates.
City Council members Tuesday approved a $218-million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year that includes millions in new spending even though the city’s projected revenues are expected to fall more than $4 million short of its expenses.