The newly created Impact San Marcos and members of the reorganization of the Hill Country Chapter of the NAACP Presents major concerns relating election process of local city council in San Marcos.
It is a great concern to the citizens of San Marcos that under the current election standard, the voice of majority of San Marcos citizens is not currently a fair process. As it stands now, we have two council and the potential of two more members from the San Marcos Willow Creek area.
If two of the current candidate should win on November 8, 2011 that will leave only one minority on the council and the smallest minority voice would no longer be part of the due process thereby eliminating minority representation, and excluding majority of the citizens in representation by that council.
This does not provide culture diversity or a balance and equal voice for the majority of the citizens this council serves.
It is evident that local citizens and the leadership of our government must work to change the current election process and seek single member districting in an effort to create diversity and balance for all citizens of our community. Equal representation will create a balance system of justice essential to all citizens. We cannot have 4 elected citiens from one district or one local sub-division representing all the voice of the majority.
For example In the event that Councilman Chris Jones should not win his seat for re-election of pct. 4, the current makeup will totally eliminate a black voice representing thoughts and views from this process. The current process is not fair and is not balanced and must be challenged on the Constitutionality and legality of the process.
Once again we call on the citizens of San Marcos to challenge the unfairness of the current process to all our citizens. And seek single member district for a more balanced voice in government. We must promote empowerment of our people and protection of the voice of our citizens to have an equal, united voice in government.
President, Impact San Marcos
Member, Hill Country NAACP organizing board