Elections

Solana Beach gives final approval to new voting plan

Solana Beach gives final approval to new voting plan

With no discussion, the Solana Beach City Council gave final approval to a plan to hold district elections for council positions in 2020, as well as allowing voters to directly choose a mayor for the first time.

The unanimous vote came at the council's meeting on Tuesday, July 10. It brought to a close deliberations that began earlier this year when a Malibu-based attorney threatened to sue the city for alleged violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

An ordinance establishing the district elections, along with a map for carving the city into four council districts, was introduced June 26. On Tuesday, the council held the second and final reading of the ordinance. No...

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