With enthusiastic support from broad range of Anaheim community members, a panel of retired judges this week officially endorsed a map for the city’s first voting districts. Now it is up to Anaheim City Council members to decide whether they like the maps.
As part of a settlement in California Voting Rights Act lawsuit reached Wednesday, Fullerton must start the process of dividing the city into election districts, according to a press release from groups suing the city.
When county supervisors adopted district lines in 2011, they pitted two underserved communities against each other for the First District supervisorial seat. Experts and activists say the district’s lines could violate the Voting Rights Act.