Anaheim was the largest city in California to elect its city council through "at large" elections rather than "by district." The result was that almost all city council members, elected to represent the interests of the entire city of 330,000 were coming from one part of this city. This changed when some residents filled a lawsuit for violations of their civil rights for lack of meaningful representation.
The city has agreed to move to district elections. A panel of retired judges have been selected to draw up districts lines. A broad group of community organizations are working together to suggest districts that would be fair and ensure representation of interests of all communities in city council.
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