Protests Shut Down Anaheim City Council After Delay on Voting Districts Map

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Protests Shut Down Anaheim City Council After Delay on Voting Districts Map 

Process to draw map arose from settlement of 2012 voting rights lawsuit against City 

ANAHEIM, Calif.–Chanting protestors abruptly ended the Anaheim City Council meeting Tuesday after a vote that would delay implementing a key part of the city’s first municipal districting map. The Council voted 3-2 against a motion that would have asked its Advisory Committee on Electoral Districts to recommend the order in which each district would have its first election, after which the crowds erupted in shouts and chants of “The People’s Map” and “shut it down.” When protestors would not respond to the mayor’s requests for order, he adjourned the meeting. “The People’s Map”—and the series of community hearings that created it—arose from a settlement of a 2012 voting rights lawsuit against the City. That suit was filed just weeks before the city experienced four days of civil unrest following two back-to-back fatal shootings of young Latino men by Anaheim police.

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