Republican’s redistricting suit tossed out of courtAround the City Thursday, June 30th, 2011
A Superior Court Judge has rejected a suit filed by San Diego Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric, alleging the San Diego Redistricting Commission was not properly created, demanding it should be disbanded and asking the City Council to select an entirely new commission.
The decision was made by Judge William R. Nevitt Jr. last Friday, June 24. Krvaric’s lawsuit claims the city did not follow established rules and regulations, and that the commission was not “lawfully constituted.”
“We disagree with the judge’s decision and are evaluating our options,” Krvaric said. “Either way we will continue to shine a light on the commission’s work to make sure that political operatives such as Carlos Marquez and Theresa Quiroz don’t subvert the will of the voters.”
Krvaric and the Republican Party have been asking for the resignation of “highly political” members on the Redistricting Commission, including Marquez, Quiroz and David Potter, plus the resignation of Chief of Staff Midori Wong.
San Diego’s Redistricting Commission is responsible for redrawing the City Council boundaries to accommodate for population shift as well as adding a ninth council seat. The process is of interest to the LGBT community since the redistricting process 20 years ago created the LGBT-friendly District 3; since that time, the voters in District 3 have elected three consecutive lesbian or gay city councilmembers.
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