Why are people talking about district elections? The City of Carlsbad recently received a letter from a law firm claiming the city is violating the California Voting Rights Act (Elec. Code §§ 14025-14032) because Council members are elected at-large rather than by districts.
Since the required timeframe for taking action is extremely limited, the City Council is scheduled to address this issue at its May 9 City Council meeting. At this meeting, the City Council will hear staff's analysis, take comments from the public and decide how to proceed.