Judge Removes Mission Viejo Councilmembers from Office in CVRA Dispute

In Schlesinger v City of Mission Viejo, a judge ruled that three City of Mission Viejo Councilmembers received an unlawful extension to their terms and ordered their removal by September 30. The Councilmembers were originally elected to two-year terms in 2018 to facilitate a move to cumulative voting in 2020. After the Secretary of State objected, the City Council dropped the cumulative voting plan in favor of a 2022 move to district-based voting. The City may appeal the ruling.

Learn more about this case: https://bit.ly/3B2cDmW

NDC recognizes the complicated nature of CVRA challenges and the potential alternatives to by-district voting. Find out how we can help: https://bit.ly/3q1FZM1

[NDC was not involved in Mission Viejo.]

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