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Court Upholds Cumulative Voting In Santa Clarita Lawsuit

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A superior court judge again upheld the legality of cumulative voting, which was again challenged by language 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 could be ...

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Important Information For Election Day This November

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Voting for the General Election for the state of California is coming up and here are a few key points to know about the election. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. There are almost five million registered voters in the Los Angeles County, 292 candidates and 39 measures on the ballot this year, ...

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Castaic Area Town Council Seeks Candidates For November

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Castaic officials are announcing the application period for residents considering a run for the area’s advisory group, the Castaic Area Town Council, in the November 2014 election. “Residents interested in serving on the town council must meet certain requirements and submit an application postmarked no later than Oct. 15,” according to a news release from Castaic Area Town Council officials. Interested ...

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Sulphur Springs To Host Second Meeting On Voting Districts

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Sulphur Springs School District officials are continuing public comment meetings, as they seek Santa Clarita Valley residents’ input on possible settlements in a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, officials said. After the elementary school district settled a lawsuit alleging the district’s at-large elections violated the CVRA, officials have been working on a plan to divide the school district into five ...

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Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

Court OKs Cumulative Voting For Santa Clarita Elections

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge upheld cumulative voting as a remedy for a lawsuit against Santa Clarita claiming the city violated the California Voting Rights Act, officials said Monday. The suit claimed the city was in violation of the CVRA with its at-large elections that disenfranchised minority voters. After a settlement conference, the city and Shenkman & Hughes, the firm representing the plaintiffs, eventually came to terms.

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Castaic Lake Water Agency Announces Candidates For Governing Board

Castaic Lake Water Agency Announces Candidates For Governing Board

Steven Brooks, Stephen Daniels and Stacy Fortner have officially filed for candidacy for the Castaic Lake Water Agency’s upcoming November governing board election, according to CLWA officials. Brooks is scheduled to run against incumbent Ed Colley to represent division one, Daniels will challenge incumbent Robert DiPrimio to represent division two and Fortner is expected to run against incumbents Gary Martin and Tom Campbell for a seat as a member at large, according to the county officials. During the 2012 election, no incumbents were challenged, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office. The deadline to file was Aug. 8.

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Saugus Union School District Releases Candidate List For Empty Seat

Saugus Union School District Releases Candidate List For Empty Seat

Saugus Union School District officials have a list of 16 candidates for a vacancy on their governing board, officials said Wednesday. Saugus Union School District officials will be making their decision Friday after interviewing all the candidates who submitted valid applications. “The board is looking forward to welcoming a new board member who will provide community leadership and advocacy on behalf of our 10,000 students in our 15 award-winning schools,” stated Paul De la Cerda, SUSD board president, in a news release.

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Newhall School District Looking At Moving Elections, Cumulative Voting

Newhall School District Looking At Moving Elections, Cumulative Voting

Newhall School District governing board members directed Superintendent Marc Winger to “investigate the process of initiating a change to cumulative voting and even-year elections in order to address potential concerns under the California Voting Rights Act,” an official said Tuesday. The election change was approved at the governing board’s meeting in response to the district’s monitoring of recent CVRA lawsuits in the area, according to district officials. The Newhall School District will change its elections “assuming recent settlement agreements initiating the transition to cumulative voting and even year elections are held to be legally valid,” according to officials.

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Castaic School District To Look At Elections, Lawsuit, Budget Tonight

Castaic School District To Look At Elections, Lawsuit, Budget Tonight

The Castaic Union School District is looking at a pair of separate legal actions at a special board meeting Monday night, district officials said. A lawsuit against another school district and the potential for changing the election of the governing board are two items of discussion on the agenda. The meeting was called to formally approve the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan, a state-mandated spending plan the school district reviewed at a public hearing on Thursday. The district will also be adopting a general fund budget of $21.5 million.

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