By Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times
The city of Anaheim isn’t affected by a recent court rulingthat the city of Palmdale’s at-large voting system violates the California Voting Rights Act, at least not directly. But it’s a clear warning signal to the Anaheim City Council that it’s heading for trouble.
Fast-growing Palmdale in the Antelope Valley is home tomore than 150,000 people, more than half of them Latino. About a quarter of the residents are non-Latino whites and nearly one-sixth are black, according to census data. They are represented by a five-person City Council, one of whose members is longtime Mayor James C. Ledford Jr. Continue reading