Council members at the beginning of the meeting unanimously agreed to drop discussion on the deal for now, hours after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel ruled the Council could vote to approve the agreement but couldn’t finalize it before the end of the year.
Several Democrats are challenging First District County Supervisor Andrew Do. Meanwhile, Third District County Supervisor Don Wagner has drawn a sole challenger, Asheigh Aitken – who lost a close battle for Anaheim’s Mayor’s seat last year.
Regardless of who wins the District 6 seat, either Rickk Montoya or Kim Nguyen will be the city’s first-ever Latino council member. While the two Democrats have similar stances on the issues, the community is divided over their candidacies.
As moves to district-based elections promise to transform the electoral landscapes of several large Orange County jurisdictions, demographer and Democratic operative Claudio Gallegos has emerged as a central, and at times, controversial figure.
Garden Grove resident Kim Nguyen talks about the excitement about getting involved in her city’s redistricting process and actually drafting the map that council members adopted and will change the face of the city council forever.
Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to select a council district map supported by an “historic” coalition of community groups and Latino and Vietnamese American residents, but it has its share of vocal detractors.
Just about a month before Garden Grove City Council members are set to vote on the boundaries for a new electoral district system, residents Tuesday received their first look at three maps under consideration.