Legislation that could force Costa Mesa and other Orange County cities to implement geographic district-based city council elections is expected to be introduced in the state Assembly on Friday, according to a spokesman for Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina).
The way Juana Trejo remembers it, the heavy double doors of Costa Mesa's City Council chambers hit her on the way in.
She stood in the doorway. A sea of unfamiliar faces turned to look at her. Some were laughing.
It was her first time at City Hall,...