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Vallejo considers switch to district elections

By November 14, 2018 November 16th, 2018 No Comments
The Vallejo City Council voted last month to switch to district elections. (Photo by Bay City News)

The Vallejo City Council is considering a shift to “by-district” elections.

In Vallejo’s current “at-large” election system, those who are elected to the City Council represent the entire city. Under district elections, each elected council member will represent a specific geographical area in Vallejo.

The at-large system has been challenged statewide as being discriminatory against certain racial, ethnic and disenfranchised populations.

The Vallejo City Council voted recently to switch to district elections. A community meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Diaz & Loera Centro Latino at 520 Broadway St. and another will be held on Nov. 27 during a public hearing at the City Council meeting.

More information is available at www.cityofvallejo.net/DrawVallejo.

Story originally published by Bay City News.