Los Alamitos Avoids Legal Fight Over Latino Voters by Switching to District Elections
May 31, 2018
Los Alamitos city council made national headlines by taking on the California Values Act and voting to adopt an ordinance opting-out of the “sanctuary state” law in April. Mayor Troy Edgar even started a GoFundMe account in March for anticipated legal expenses, only tallying $25,895 out of a $100,000 goal. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network made good on their threat to sue the city two days after the ordinance passed.
But lost in all the anti-sanctuary state fervor is how Los Alamitos completely folded when confronted with potential litigation of another stripe.
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