I have to respond to the ignorant letter dated Nov. 15 from Jim Bagley regarding district elections whether school board or city council.
This has nothing to do with the one party rule, blue or red, the current administration, or any administration from here in California. There is no law or mandate (like you say) that says we have to have district elections. This is the result of being threatened with a lawsuit from attorneys who represent minorities who feel unrepresented by people who don’t look like them. While this may be the case in larger cities where certain areas are concentrated by a large minority of one group not represented by their peers, I agree with Mr. Bagley that it is probably not necessary here in the Morongo Basin since minorities live all over the Basin and are not concentrated in one area.
However, my opinion and Mr. Bagley’s opinion is irrelevant. Every city or school board that has fought this kind of lawsuit has lost! Not one case has been won here in California. That being said I’m glad our school board and city councils have enough brains to not waste our taxpayer dollars fighting a lawsuit that has a zero chance of winning.
Mr. Bagley should get his facts straight and stop spreading false information like his hero in the White House and the rest of his ignorant, hateful and angry followers do. He should educate himself instead of writing fake news. We have so much to be grateful for when you compare what’s going on in the rest of the world.