ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Dozens of Anaheim citizens chanted "we'll be back" after the city council voted down a change to local elections intended to bring diversity to city leadership.
The Los Angeles Times reports the council voted 3-2 against changing the city's elections from an at-large voting system to a by-district system, in hopes of electing more Latino representatives.
Latinos comprise half the city's population, while one councilmember has Hispanic heritage.
The mostly peaceful but emotional meeting came after sometimes violent protests over the deadly police shootings last month of 2 Latino men.
Council members voted to establish a citizen advisory committee on elections and community involvement.
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