MARTINEZ — City officials here have received a certified letter from a Malibu attorney demanding a change in how local elections are carried out. Very similar letters, varying mostly in local details, have gone to several Bay Area cities and school districts this year, and more are on their way. Martinez Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell said Thursday she doesn’t know yet how the city will respond to the letter that was received in late October.
DANVILLE — On her resume, Linda Wurzbach referred to herself as a “self-employed special education advocate.” To those who worked with her, that was an accurate, if drastically understated, descriptor. They prefer words like “champion,” “passion” and “trailblazer” for that work, most notably as a member of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District board of trustees.
PITTSBURG — It isn’t usually a good sign when a graduation ceremony is cancelled, but it’s a problem both Merl Craft and Fred Lucero will take every day of the year. Both are program managers with the construction trades job training program Future Build — Craft with Future Build EC in Pittsburg, Lucero with Richmond-based Richmond Build — and both programs were scheduled to hold graduation ceremonies this month for their most recent classes (or “cohorts” in Future Build parlance).
#MalibuCA lawyer forcing cities', school districts' hands about adopting district-based local elections. It's basically "do it now or we'll sue you"
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