If the City is sued, could the City appeal to the judge to give us a five year period to come into compliance and demonstrate increased diversity on the Council?

Once a lawsuit is filed under the CVRA, we do not believe there is any authority for a judge to stay the case for five years; even if a judge is willing to approve a five-year transition period, it seems unlikely that this would be a basis for refusing to award the plaintiffs their attorney’s fees and costs.

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