An editorial by the Los Angeles Times on March 6, 2012, Compton Voting Issues, praises the settlement reached in the Compton voting rights case, which was handled by a Rosen, Bien & Galvan team led by Gay Grunfeld and co-counsel Joaquin Avila, Director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative at Seattle University School of Law. 

The Times summarized the settlement:  “Under the agreement, the City Council will vote Tuesday to put a charter amendment on the ballot to replace citywide elections with district elections. That amendment will go before the voters June 5.The charter amendment, which we hope will be approved in June, will remove hurdles that have prevented Latinos from taking meaningful part in city politics.”

The joint press release on the settlement is available here.