Woodland's last two mayors face off as city moves to new election format

8/27/2016 - CCEP Director Mindy Romero in The Sacramento Bee.

At least one Woodland councilman will lose his seat this year as the city moves to a new election system aimed at increasing diversity on the City Council.

Woodland voters will choose their City Council members in geographically based districts for the first time. The city in 2014 agreed to move from an at-large election system after the council was advised Woodland could face legal problems under a 2002 state law intended to ensure that large minority populations had government representation.

Latino residents comprise nearly half of Woodland’s population of 56,000, but only one member of the City Council is Latino.

Read the full story in The Sacramento Bee.