San Luis Obispo city council is the latest to receive a demand letter alleging the city has a systemic problem in its elections process that negatively affects minority voters. City officials are trying to work on a resolution with the potential plaintiff.
Attorney Robert Goodman sent the demand letter on behalf of Jamie Gomez. He is threatening a lawsuit under the California Voting Right Act if the city does not switch to a district voting system.
The city of Paso Robles received a similar threatening demand letter and agreed to switch to a district election.