After a detailed public study session this week on whether to switch to district elections, San Rafael officials asked the city staff to put an item on the next City Council meeting agenda with a longer discussion period and more research on pros and cons. “We hope to answer a lot of these questions,” said Mayor Gary Phillips before about 90 people Monday at the hour-long session.
Tears, cheers and applause greeted a decision Tuesday by U.S. Immigration Court Judge Valerie Burch, who agreed to release San Rafael father Hugo Mejia on $15,000 bond from an Elk Grove prison after more than six months in detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “It was a really powerful experience to be in a bond room with Hugo’s family and so many community members cheering their support,” said Jessica Marker, director of partnership for Venetia Valley School in San Rafael.
Faced with the prospect of an expensive legal standoff, San Rafael officials will hold a public forum Monday to mull the pros and cons of switching the way they hold elections in order to help promote minority candidates.
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