Future trustees in the Cerritos Community College District may be elected by geographic district rather than at-large.
The seven elected trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to put the proposal before voters in November, 1989, district spokesman Mark Wallace said. If approved, the policy would take effect in November, 1991. The trustees will begin working on details of the plan at their next meeting, he said.
The trustees' decision helped defuse a challenge over the recent appointment of John H. Moore to fill a vacant seat on the board. Moore is the first black to serve on the board.
Supporters of Art Perez, who had also sought the vacant trustee seat, had taken out papers for a petition drive challenging the appointment. If petition supporters had collected 2,464 signatures and returned the petition within 30 days of taking out papers, the district would have had to hold an election for Moore's seat.