Los Angeles County Redistricting Update
The December 3, 2021 Redistricting Commission meeting was astounding.
Based on the comments from the commissioners, they are literally making the decision on how to carve up LA County based on the number of people calling in via Zoom. At least one commissioner stated this made no sense as the 100 people calling in could determine the representation of nearly 10 million people -Zoom calls from only 0.00001% of the residents.
Most of the Zoom callers at the meeting were not from the South Bay, so the commissioners are not being heard by you!
Map F-1, which is what they are leaning towards will combine Redondo Beach with the San Fernando Valley. San Fernando Valley has no harbor, beach, or other coastal issues that impact the region. Check out the proposed map above which appears to fit the textbook definition of Gerrymandering as seen below. A significant criterion of the redistricting process is to keep communities of interest together. Lumping the San Fernando Valley with the South Bay makes absolutely no sense at all.
What the 1812 Gerrymandering Map looked like.
There is another meeting today, Sunday, December 5th,, and starts at 3 pm. Be sure to write and call in to the Zoom meeting before it is too late.
To send a written Public Comment before the meeting please follow these steps.
Use this link Written Comments for LA County CRC
- Favor Map B-2
Select Option B-2, click Favor. Then write that Map B2 is the best choice for the county as well as communities of interest in the South Bay and Beach Cities. The South Bay has a harbor, beach, and other coastal issues that impact the area which are reflected in map B2.
- Oppose Map F-1
You can also Select Option F-1, Click Oppose. Then detail the reasons why combining the San Fernando Valley with the South Bay makes no sense and will undermine our representation in Los Angeles County.
To make a Public Comment Live On the Zoom Call
Members of the public who would like to make a live public comment will need to sign up via the Zoom Q&A function during the public hearing by 2:45 PM (PST).
More General Information About LA County Redistrictng
Los Angeles County Redistricting 2021
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