Moreno v. City of Anaheim is a lawsuit seeking to end at-large elections in the City of Anaheim.

The Anaheim of today is a diverse and modern international destination that no longer resembles the burgeoning town of 100,000 for which the at-large system may have once been a good fit. With 336,265 residents, Anaheim is now the 10th largest city in California, but the largest in the state to still hold at-large elections.

This means there are no districts from which voters are able to elect a local resident to represent their community and needs on the city council.  Without district representatives to make government accountable to all of Anaheim’s communities, the city council is beholden only to the most powerful in making critical decisions that affect everyone’s lives in the city.

On January 8, 2014, ACLU SoCal, Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian and Ho and the Law Offices of Robert Rubin announced a settlement agreement that will allow Anaheim voters to change the system to six city council members elected by districts, while the mayor would continue to be elected at-large.

Case Developments

UPDATE
January 8, 2014
ACLU SoCal announced a settlement agreement that will allow Anaheim voters to change the system to six city council members elected by districts, while the mayor would continue to be elected at-large. Read the settlement.

FILING
June 28, 2012
ACLU SoCal sued the City of Anaheim for violating the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). Read the complaint.

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian

Date filed

June 27, 2012

Court

Orange County Superior Court

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