Escondido, California, one of the larger cities in San Diego County, is 49% hispanic, but only two hispanics have been elected to the city council in the city’s history, which goes back to 1888. On November 6, city voters defeated Measure P, which would have changed at-large city council elections to district elections. But the city is being sued over minority representation, and the city council is still leaning toward settling the lawsuit by imposing districts.
In various newspaper stories, no one in Escondido seems to be talking about other voting systems, such as Ranked-Choice Voting, Cumulative Voting, or Approval Voting. Here is one story.