Elections

Solana Beach will ax at-large voting, but not until 2020

Solana Beach will ax at-large voting, but not until 2020

Solana Beach signaled its intent last week to switch from at-large elections to a district-based voting system—but beginning in 2020 rather than this November’s election, citing an untenable timeline and a council vacancy created by a pair of surprise resignations over the past two months.

With two days left before an April 13 deadline, the city council 11 voted 4-0 on April 11 to file a “resolution of intent” that gives the city 90 days of safe harbor against legal action from Malibu-based attorney Kevin Shenkman. In February, Shenkman added Solana Beach to the dozens of jurisdictions he’s compelled in the last five years to switch to district-based voting. He alleges that Solana...

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