National City’s new election map creates voting districts for Filipino, Old Town communities

National City’s new election map creates voting districts for Filipino, Old Town communities BY TAMMY MURGA Original Article available by clicking here Beginning in November, National City voters will choose City Council candidates from one of four newly created districts. Council members last week approved a map that draws the boundaries for each district, marking a […]

National City looks at five options for its future voting districts

National City looks at five options for its future voting districts BY TAMMY MURGA Original Article available by clicking here National City’s voting districts have started taking shape, marking a historic moment for the South County jurisdiction that has joined most of California in adopting district-based elections. On Tuesday, the City Council and the public had […]

National City’s Filipino community helping to lead the way in drawing voting districts

National City’s Filipino community helping to lead the way in drawing voting districts BY TAMMY MURGA Original Article at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/south-county/story/2022-02-13/national-citys-filipino-api-community-helping-lead-way-in-drawing-new-city-boundaries National City’s Filipino/Asian Pacific Islander community is taking a lead role in helping to create the city’s first-ever voting districts. They are the second-largest demographic group in the South Bay municipality, making up about 19 percent […]

National City’s New Voting Policy Looks to Empower Filipino Community

National City’s New Voting Policy Looks to Empower Filipino Community by Steve Angeles Original article at https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/18/22/national-citys-new-voting-policy-looks-to-empower-filipino-community One of the largest Filipino communities in Southern California has made moves to finally bring a stronger Filipino voice to its policymaking. The National City City Council has voted to switch from an at large election-in to an […]

National City Moving to District-Based Elections

National City moving to district-based elections By Tammy Murga Original article at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/south-county/story/2021-12-22/national-city-moving-to-district-based-elections National City will ditch its at-large, citywide electoral system for a district-based arrangement, following a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday. The transition means the city will be split into geographic districts and voters residing in each district will only be able to […]

National City Council to Discuss Moving to District-Based Elections

National City Council to discuss moving to district-based elections By Tammy Murga Original article at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/south-county/story/2021-12-20/national-city-council-to-discuss-district-based-elections National City is considering transitioning from at-large, citywide elections to district-based elections to avoid potential litigation after receiving a letter alleging the current arrangement violates the California Voting Rights Act. The City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday […]

Filipino Community Says National City Violating California Voting Rights Act

Filipino community says National City violating California Voting Rights Act By Cristina Kim Original article at https://www.kpbs.org/news/local/2021/11/30/filipino-community-says-national-city-violating-california-voting-rights-act The California Voting Rights Act says minority groups who believe their political power is being diluted in city-wide elections can sue local governments. And that’s exactly what could happen soon in National City. “Historically, National City has had […]

Activists Wants National City Broken into Districts

Activists wants National City broken into districts By Jessica Brodkin Webb Original article at https://www.thestarnews.com/activists-wants-national-city-broken-into-districts/ Members of the Filipino-American and Asian Pacific Islanders communities are holding a rally at Market on 8th from 10-10:30 a.m. on Dec. 4 to generate interest in their demand that the city adopt district-based voting. “On Saturday, we’re there to […]