Brian L. Ellis

Glendale leaders consider expanding representation, moving election dates

Almost four months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a move to split the city into voting districts, Glendale officials are looking into expanding the City Council from five to seven at-large members and moving municipal elections to November.

Measure D, which would have amended the city’s charter, was placed on the ballot in April after an attorney threatened to sue the city, arguing that its at-large system violated state law and suppressed Latino representation on the council. The measure was defeated by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

The council was scheduled to consider the expansion and election issues last week but ended up postponing a decision because of a state bill that...

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