Murrieta Valley Unified School District forced to consider trustee elections by districts under threat of lawsuit

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District held a public hearing, Oct. 26, to discuss switching their election system from “at- large” to “by trustee.” The board of education heard a presentation by attorney William B. Tunick on the California Voting Rights Act and the process and schedule for a potential transition to by trustee area elections. The meeting […]

Wildomar City Council Adopts By-District Election System

Bryce Chechile Valley News Intern The Wildomar City Council convened Jan. 27 to commence with establishing five single-member districts, effectively abandoning its current at-large system of electing members to city council. On Dec. 21, the council received a letter containing “unsubstantiated allegations” that the city’s current at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act […]

Temecula school district explores change in trustee election method

Temecula school district explores change in trustee election method

The Temecula school district may voluntarily change the way voters elect trustees. The change, if it is approved, would make the Temecula Valley Unified School District the latest in a string of California public agencies to switch from at-large elections to geographic districts. Much of this shift is attributed to a Latino civil rights organization. […]