During her remarks concerning Item #17* at the February 28, 2022 regular meeting of the Cypress City Council, Councilmember Marquez pushed for the Council to vote on how to respond to the demand letter asserting that the City of Cypress was in violation of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).
According to a report by City Attorney Fred Galante, the Cypress City Council in closed session voted 4-1 against moving to district-based elections. Councilmember Frances Marquez was the lone dissenting vote. Katie Shapiro rose to speak during the first public comment session about Item #6, “Second Reading and Adoption of
At its Tuesday, Jan. 12 meeting, the Lakewood City Council reviewed its legal options under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), which strongly encourages cities to create council district seats, each representing a portion of a city, instead of having each council member elected by the entire city, which Lakewood
After an extensive public outreach effort, the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board has released a revised set of draft maps showing how the district could be divided into trustee voting areas. The Board is moving to a trustee-area voting system because the California Voting Rights Act strongly discourages the