Santa Ana suspends updating council wards pending lawsuit over voting rights

By Alicia Robinson

After holding two of five scheduled public hearings on changing the boundaries of City Council wards, Santa Ana officials have canceled the remaining hearings and are delaying any action until a voting rights lawsuit is resolved.

Cities with district- or ward-based representation periodically redraw the boundaries to ensure fair representation. Goals may include balancing the number of residents in each district or creating a ward that gives an underrepresented minority group a bigger voice.

Hearings on adjusting the ward boundaries were planned this week on Tuesday, May 15, and Saturday, May 19, but were canceled because of a pending lawsuit.

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Source: OC Register

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