Letters to the Editor

Modesto needs district elections

On Nov. 6, we in Modesto have the opportunity to right a wrong, namely to allow for district elections for the Modesto City Council.

Having six election districts instead of candidates running at large, as they do now, is only fair. This would allow for minorities, namely Hispanic Americans, to win in a couple of districts. As it is now, the Anglo vote citywide rules the roost, making it impossible for minority candidates to win.

As voters, we can correct this undemocratic current makeup of the City Council. Let's do it!