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Charter Review Committee Gets Down to Business

The city’s Charter Review committee will be evaluating several alternatives to Santa Clara’s current at-large method of electing its City Council, including district-based seats and proportional representation methods.

Steve Chessin, President of Californians for Electoral Reform will be addressing the Charter Review Committee on proportional voting systems on Thursday, Sept. 1. Also on the agenda: overviews of the federal voting rights act, the California voting rights act, 2010 census results, and current city programs for encouraging participation in city government.

The community is encouraged to take this opportunity to learn more about city governance. The meeting is in the Redwood Room of the Santa Clara City Library on Homestead, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To learn more about voting systems, visit



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