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Newhall Schools Plan Move To District-Based Elections

Newhall School District officials are adopting voting districts for their November 2015 elections, officials said Thursday.

Newhall School District officials are adopting voting districts for their November 2015 elections, officials said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The districts have yet to be drawn up, but school officials are headed in that direction after a 4-1 vote in Tuesday’s meeting. Brian Walters was the lone vote against. The ...

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L.A. County OKs Move Of Santa Clarita City Council Elections

Newhall School District officials are adopting voting districts for their November 2015 elections, officials said Thursday.

County supervisors approved moving Santa Clarita City Council elections, days before one of the men who prompted the change is scheduled  to speak. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Los Angeles County officials signed off Tuesday on the first term of a lawsuit brought forth by Jim Soliz and Rosemarie Sanchez Fraser, who sued ...

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Hart District Approves District Map For November Elections

Hart district officials laid out plans for their electoral future Wednesday, approving a map that splits up the district into five voting areas for which each governing board member will be elected to represent, starting in November.

Hart district officials laid out plans for their electoral future Wednesday, approving a map that splits up the district into five voting areas for which each governing board member will be elected to represent, starting in November. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. District officials decided on their third choice, which puts each ...

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Santa Clarita, Voting Rights Plaintiffs Face Deadline In Settlement

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement, city officials said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Attorneys from both sides met in court Wednesday, when a ...

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High School Officials Take Another Look At Areas For Voter Districts

Newhall School District officials are adopting voting districts for their November 2015 elections, officials said Thursday.

The Hart district created a third option for voter districts under a new ballot alignment proposed by governing board members in response to concerns during the public comment portion, officials said. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The district is in the process of gathering public input in the process, with a law ...

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CVRA Lawsuit Leads To Contempt Proceedings For Palmdale

A lawsuit over alleged California Voting Rights Act violations prompted a Los Angeles County judge to initiate contempt proceedings against four Palmdale city officials, including a candidate for the 36th Assembly District, officials said Friday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Judge Mark V. Mooney’s ruling gives four Palmdale City Council members — ...

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Hart District To Host Meetings On Election Maps

Hart district officials are holding a series of meeting to gather input on election maps expected to shape the junior high and high school district’s future ballots. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The meetings are being held by the law firm and a firm selected by district attorneys Fagan, Friedman and Fulfrost, ...

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UPDATE: Court Upholds Cumulative Voting In Santa Clarita Lawsuit

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement

Updates with quote from city attorney A superior court judge again upheld the legality of cumulative voting, which was questioned in a statement by city of Santa Clarita attorneys. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The move led to speculation in open court Monday that a new lawsuit challenging the legality of cumulative voting ...

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Hart District Superintendent Makes Statement On Election Changes

Hart District Superintendent Makes Statement On Election Changes

Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor sent a message to the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, saying while the district is changing to area-based elections, “It will not alter the way the district is governed.” Hart district officials decided to move to districts with a 4-1 vote July 16 because the change provided officials with a “safe harbor” from a potential lawsuit, said Hart district governing board President Steve Sturgeon. “The CVRA has promoted a great deal of legal action and policy discussion throughout the state,” Challinor said. “The Hart board took this proactive step to avoid a potential legal challenge and to honor the law’s intention, which is to ensure that minority groups are not denied the opportunity to elect candidates and/or pass measures of their choice.”

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