Rosemead, along with Azusa and Paramount, were sued the U.S. Department of Justice in 2005 for failing to comply with the Voting Rights Act.
In Rosemead’s case, it didn’t provide voter information in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish. Today, the city is still under review by the DOJ, and will be until the March 2009 election. Tomorrow, it will vote on whether to hire a consultant to take on the “burden of addressing the Consent Decree,” according to the staff report. The cost is no more than $36,000, at $60 an hour.
If you want to go to sleep, here is a copy of the Consent Decree.