Anaheim Council Rejects Citizens' Call for Districts

Efforts aimed to get more Latino representation on City Council.


The Anaheim City Council on Wednesday night voted down a historic ballot proposal that would have created voting districts to help increase Latino representation in a community that has been riven by two recent fatal police shootings.

The proposal, supported by Disneyland Resort and many of the hundreds of people who packed the special council meeting, was killed on a 3-2 vote following several hours of emotional testimony.

Mayor Tom Tait and Councilwoman Lorri Galloway supported the measure. "There is no reason to waste time," Galloway said. "Let the people vote."