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Latinos press for more representation in city council elections




Anaheim has scheduled eight public meetings on the mapping of city council districts even as a lawsuit challenging the city's council election system is headed for a trial. 
(File photo: Anaheim resident, Gabriel Bermirez, 14, says that he sympathizes with feelings of frustration among the Latino community with city leadership and police).
Anaheim has scheduled eight public meetings on the mapping of city council districts even as a lawsuit challenging the city's council election system is headed for a trial. (File photo: Anaheim resident, Gabriel Bermirez, 14, says that he sympathizes with feelings of frustration among the Latino community with city leadership and police).
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Voters in Anaheim may decide next week to make a big change to how they elect city council members.

The city is the largest in the state that elects officials citywide - and Latinos there say that's keeping their voices from being heard.

Southern California Public Radio's Erika Aguilar reports the same question has been popping up in cities all over the area.