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SANTA M ·ONICA : t.rror <br />February 18, 2019 <br />Judge's Final Ruling Orders Districts, <br />Special Election <br />By <br />Sam Catanzaro <br />February 17, 2019 <br />https:/ I smmirror .com/20 19/02/j udges-final-ruling -crva/ <br />A judge's final ruling has ordered district elections for Santa Monica City Council elections. <br />Photos: City of Santa Monica/Getty Images. <br />Final judgement calls for July 2 special election to choose new council. <br />By Sam Catanzaro <br />A final judgment has been issued in the case of Pica Neighborhood Association, et al. v. City of <br />Santa Monic!±_ itlt the court ruling that the city's at-large election system is in violation o(tlze <br />ali(ornia Voting Rights Act (CRVA) and the Equal Protection Clause o(the Cali(ornia <br />onstitution. In addition, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos has ordered <br />that all future elections (or seats on the Santa Monica City Council be based on a seven- <br />1