Latinos on Boards and Commissions?

Pursuant to the City of Santa Barbara’s court-ordered district representation, resulting in four districts and two Latino districts, is it not mandated that the Planning Commission members — and all other members of all city boards, commissions, and advisory groups — must be based upon the four and two mandated districts to avoid claims of “Latino discrimination”?

As to the claim of “Latino discrimination,” it would be greatly appreciated if the plaintiffs of the district lawsuit and their attorney would state to all citizens and taxpayers each and every fact, as opposed to opinion, conjecture, speculation, hearsay, and innuendo, that factually supports that the city or the City Council discriminated against “Latinos.” What specifically are the Latino issues and rights as opposed to non-Latino issues and rights? Our citizens and taxpayers would really like to know, especially after being billed $600,000 in attorney fees, with the threat of $1 million-$2 Million in additional litigation costs? Tell us.


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