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San Luis Obispo faces legal threat over at-large elections

Libby Denkmann - KCBX

December 5, 2019

San Luis Obispo’s attorney says the city now has until the end of January to either start changing the way it elects council members, or decide to fight a legal threat over its current election system.

As KCBX News first reported on Monday, San Luis Obispo administrators received a letter on November 13 demanding a change in its citywide—or at-large—system. The letter threatened a lawsuit under the allegation that citywide elections are unfair to protected minority groups, and that district elections are more equitable under the California Voting Rights Act.


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