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Oakley will make switch to district elections following claim of ‘racially polarized voting’

Avoiding a threatened civil rights lawsuit, the Oakley City Council has joined a parade of cities switching to district-based elections. Councilmember Randy Pope said during the July 13 public hearing, when the decision was made, that the notice sent to the city last year by the Shenkman & Hughes law firm alleges “racially polarized voting” […]