San Mateo County is NDC’s 100th redistricting client in the 2010 Census cycle.
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Christian Science Monitor publishes NDC President Johnson’s thoughts on redistricting.
The District paid $55,000 to plaintiffs. NORWALK, Calif. – March 22, 2012 – The Cerritos College Board of Trustees announced today that they have settled a lawsuit filed under the California Voting Rights Act challenging the at-large electoral system previously used to elect the College’s Board of Trustees, and seeking payment of attorneys’ fees. The […]
This case is headed to court, and as of October, 2013 the City had spent $800,000 on its legal defense. After a contentious four-hour meeting, the Anaheim City Council decided by a 3-2 vote to put a “hybrid” election model on the ballot next June. But in another 3-2 vote, it rejected a recommendation from a citizens […]
In an arranged “friendly” lawsuit, the District paid $40,000 to plaintiffs. At the January 17, 2012 Board meeting, the Special Trustee for the Compton Community College District (CCCD) appointed five individuals to serve on the Redistricting Committee. The committee is an important part of the CCCD’s overall redistricting process. At the May 16, 2012 Board of […]
Oakland selects NDC to assist 2013 Council and School Board Redistricting.
The District paid plaintiffs $500,000, along with paying its own legal team fees. As the nation’s legislatures get set for what is sure to be a bruising battle over redistricting, California is facing its own specific electoral problems that will undoubtedly lead to a wave of costly lawsuits. While numerous states have to comply with […]
Modesto paid a reported $3 million to plaintiffs and $1.7 million to its own legal team to settle its case. From the Santa Clara Weekly: Nearly ten years after the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) was passed into law, CVRA lawsuits and threats of lawsuits have cost California taxpayers over $8 million. When the 2002 law […]
The City paid plaintiffs $385,000 and paid its own legal team a reported $200,000. The Escondido City Council and Plaintiffs have agreed to a settlement of a lawsuit requiring City Council members to represent specific geographic areas. The material terms of the settlement will be presented to the court at a status conference which is […]
No amounts for this case have been reported. The Santa Clarita City Council has voted to fight back over a lawsuit alleging the city’s system for electing council members prevents Latino voters from having full access to the political process. Following a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, City Attorney Joseph Montes said the council had agreed […]