The Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement — CAC, for short — will meet for the sixth time tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Ponderosa Family Resource Center, 2100 Haster Street.
On the CAC agenda: a presentation from Orange County’s rock star Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley on voter participation and outreach.
The CAC will also hear from the Aly Zimmerman, the assistant city manager of the City of Vista, on that city’s Community Outreach Committee. Vista was under similar legal threat of forced conversion to council districts about 10 years ago regarding similarly alleged disenfranchisement of Hispanic voters (there were no Latinos on the council). As the CAC heard at its December 13 meeting, Vista mounted a vigorous voter outreach program that increased Latino voter participation. Since then, two Latino candidates have won election to the council.
And all without having to go to council districts. Imagine that.