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A look at CIF democracy

May 3, 2011 |  9:41 am

Last week, the CIF Federated Council, which is composed of the 10 sections representing 1,494 high schools in California, voted to establish a regional football bowl system effective in 2012.

So how did it pass when three of the five largest sections in the state voted no? Those three sections were the Southern Section, with 582 schools, the North Coast Section, with 174 schools, and the San Diego Section, with 122 schools.

That's 878 schools, or 59% of the total member schools in the state. That's a majority in my math. And yet, despite representing fewer schools, the other seven sections outnumbered the dissenters in the vote.

That's ridiculous. Based on this flawed decision, changes need to be made.

-- Eric Sondheimer