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Anaheim City Council votes against adopting district model

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Joanne Sosa of "Take Back Anaheim" speaks at an Anaheim's city council meeting.
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In Orange County, there has long been a debate over the structure of Anaheim's City Council.

Unlike most cities its size, the council is not comprised of representatives from each of the city's districts, but rather selected through at large elections. It's a fact that has drawn fire from residents who say the governing body does not reflect the diversity of the population there, half of which is Latino.

There was a vote last night to change this and adopt a district model, but the City Council rejected it 3-to-2.

For more on this we turn to Adam Elmahrek, a reporter for the Voice of OC.