Some 60, people live within the boundaries of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, a third of whom identified as Hispanic in the last U.
Faced with a serious legal threat, the Fallbrook school board trustees approved the boundaries for their own seats Monday. Representatives serving four-year terms will now come from five separate districts. But whether the new electoral system will actually provide Latino residents with greater representation is an open question. Community members lobbied for a new electoral map of their own design but were overruled by the board.
The dispute was in the details. The map ultimately approved by Fallbrook Union Elementary devised Who would like to meet me over Fallbrook district where 50 percent of residents were Latino citizens of voting age.
An alternative map put forth by Latino residents and their allies would have increased the number of voting-age Latino citizens to 52 percent, and it would have pitted two board members against each other in an election. The one approved by the school board also puts the majority-Latino district seat up for grabs in rather than Census count, when officials will have to sit back down and redraw the lines, potentially delaying the process even longer.
In the end, the board voted on two occasions in recent weeks to proceed with a map drawn by an outside demographer. On Jan. But to Leticia Maldonado-Stamos, a retired teacher who helped draw the community map and mobilize support for it, the process has been a giant let-down. Attorney Kevin Shenkman, whose initial threat Somewhere to Start sue Fallbrook Union Elementary caused the district — and many others — to act, was similarly unhappy.
He said the map approved Monday perpetuates Who would like to meet me over Fallbrook problems of the old system. When drawing the lines of a district, officials are expected to put like-minded communities together because their interests tend to align.
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Whether officials should consider the past preferences of voters when drawing district boundaries is Teen nude Orange girls important question. Shenkman believes it should not be a factor, and said judges sould recent cases have not been favorable to electoral lines drawn with the Who would like to meet me over Fallbrook addresses of incumbents in mind. The National Demographics Corporation, which works with public agencies across the state on the map-making process and which Fallbrook Union Elementary hired in this case, disagrees.
Nearly two years ago, pointing to a Supreme Court case from the s, the company president told me that incumbency is a perfectly legitimate variableso long as the overall goal of the new electoral system is nondiscriminatory. Several trustees echoed that line of reasoning at a special meeting last month.
They argued for continuity. Board President Siegrid Stillman said that putting current trustees Who would like to meet me over Fallbrook the same district and forcing them to compete wohld inappropriate.
She encouraged community members to move on. Still, Maldonado-Stamos and others plan to take their challenge to the County Board of Education, which has the final say over these types of electoral maps. Now comes the news that Poway Mayor Steve Vaus wants his city to subsidize granny flat construction in the backyards of property owners who agree to rent them for the long-term.
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The rent money, the Union-Tribune reports, would be split between the property owner, a nonprofit manager that screened for low-income tenants and the city. Affordable housing advocates encouraged the proposal this week, while others portrayed it as a government benefit to the already well-to-do.
Officials agreed to study and talk about it further.
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He finished the primary in third place, allowing two Democrats to compete in the 76th District general election. She gave me her impressions of GOP losses in the last election, arguing that Republicans have suffered from a lack of money and a lack of communication rather than a deficiency of ideas.
Abed said the Who would like to meet me over Fallbrook election was not about policyaccording to the Times-Advocate. Waldron told me that Abed and Gallo were likely casualties of the controversy surrounding Rep.
Duncan Hunter, who was indicted on campaign finance violations last year. Yet Hunter himself narrowly survived his challenge, in a very conservative congressional district.
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