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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1999
Latino activists who have been waging a high-profile battle to change voting practices in Santa Paula are now setting their sights on neighboring Fillmore, urging repeal of an ordinance declaring English the town's official language. Ramon Rodriguez of the North American Civil Rights Organization sent a letter this week to Mayor Evaristo Barajas and the five-member City Council, asking the city to voluntarily repeal the 1985 ordinance.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Banking on the conservative trends of the new Republican administration, opponents of a federal effort to overhaul Santa Paula's citywide election system are now looking to Washington for more favorable treatment. The U.S. Department of Justice sued Santa Paula last year, alleging that its at-large voting system has perpetuated racial discrimination by preventing Latino candidates from getting elected to the City Council. John E.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Banking on the conservative trends of the new Republican administration, opponents of a federal effort to overhaul Santa Paula's citywide election system are now looking to Washington for more favorable treatment. The U.S. Department of Justice sued Santa Paula last year, alleging that its at-large voting system has perpetuated racial discrimination by preventing Latino candidates from getting elected to the City Council. John E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1999
Latino activists who have been waging a high-profile battle to change voting practices in Santa Paula are now setting their sights on neighboring Fillmore, urging repeal of an ordinance declaring English the town's official language. Ramon Rodriguez of the North American Civil Rights Organization sent a letter this week to Mayor Evaristo Barajas and the five-member City Council, asking the city to voluntarily repeal the 1985 ordinance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been quietly investigating this city's electoral history after receiving a complaint that the system of at-large elections keeps Latinos off the City Council. Nobody knows exactly what the government will do. But if it decides that minorities have been denied power in a city in which two-thirds of the 27,000 residents are Latino, it could sue to carve the 4.5 square miles into separate political districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been quietly investigating this city's electoral history after receiving a complaint that the system of at-large elections keeps Latinos off the City Council. Nobody knows exactly what the government will do. But if it decides that minorities have been denied power in a city in which two-thirds of the 27,000 residents are Latino, it could sue to carve the 4.5 square miles into separate political districts.
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