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Costa Mesa Sanitary District considers joining trend and changing board election method

Costa Mesa Sanitary District considers joining trend and changing board election method

In what has become a trend among governing bodies throughout the state, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District is considering changing the method in which its board members are elected.

Sanitary district officials have for some time mulled shifting to district-based elections, in which residents in particular areas elect one board candidate per area to represent them. But a recent letter from a Malibu-based lawyer challenging the district’s current voting system accelerated the process, General Manager Scott Carroll said Friday.

“He is putting you on notice saying, ‘Hey, if you don’t do what I tell you, I’m going to sue you,’ ” Carroll said of the letter from attorney Kevin...

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