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News director Steve Mencher spoke with Malibu lawyer Kevin Shenkman this spring about his work convincing localities in California to move to district-based rather than at-large elections. He cites the California Voting Rights Act as the basis for his lawsuits, which he generally wins.
 
Because of Shenkman's work, voters in Roseland and elsewhere in Santa Rosa's District One will be given the opportunity this November to choose a member of the city council. That's also the result of the annexation of Roseland.
 
In Part One of the interview, the attorney begins by explaining the relevant portions of the CVRA.
 
 
Here's Part Two of our conversation with Kevin Shenkman, with particular attention to Sonoma County:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We provide local news updates on The North Bay Report Tuesday-Friday at 6:45, 8:45 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. on KRCB radio 91 and 90.9. Here's our North Bay Report episode for Friday, July 24. Subscribe to The North Bay Report podcast to listen on the go.   
 
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