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County settles lawsuit alleging discrimination

Original post made on Feb 21, 2013

In settling a lawsuit brought by six county citizens in 2011 -- three of Asian ethnicity and three of Latino -- the county Board of Supervisors has agreed to redraw the five district boundaries to comply with state and federal voting rights laws, particularly with respect to minority representation on the board.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Supervisors Cost to taxpayers $1,150,000 they could have avoided this by placing it on the ballot when the Charter Review Committee recommended it. They chose to ignore the Grand jury and the CRC.

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Michael Von Loewenfeldt said the county didn't agree to redraw the district lines, just to "review" them.

"There's no agreement that anything will change," he said. "The county will appoint an advisory committee that will analyze the boundaries."

Here we go again.