Drawing the lines

The Sons of Perdition Democrats are up to their old tricks.  As we know, all across the US the boundaries of political districts are being redrawn. The California Citizens Redistricting Commission, which is centered in Sacramento, whose fourteen Commissioners are drawing lines for the entire State, and thus need input from local communities to know how best to do it.  Although the Commission is supposedly non partisan and contains five Republican, five Democrat and four No Part Preference members, the whole process is heavily influenced by Democrats.  It is no surprise then that the Commission is considering lines that would dilute the Republican vote so that Republicans will never again be able to win an election.

We have a very limited window in which we can prevent that.

Here is the proposed map for the Assembly District containing Burbank, Glendale, La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose and Tujunga, all part of our current AD 43.  Burbank is broken off and joined to the San Fernando Valley; Glendale is broken out and joined to Hollywood and Los Angeles all the way to downtown; La Canada, La Crescenta and Montrose are broken out and joined to Pasadena which extends all the way out to Rancho Cucamonga.  Click on the map for an online interactive map.

What is to be done?  Glad  you asked, here’s the plan: we contact the Commissioners directly.

Before going any further I need to emphasize a couple of points.  The Commissioners are looking for a couple of things.  Any mention of political parties, political agendas or partisanship will immediately disqualify a public comment.  Put another way, DO NOT mention politics, political candidates or your political registration. Their rules will require them to ignore your comments if you do.

What they ARE looking for is “community of interest“.  Definitely include those words someplace in your communication with them.

They have just opened up another day of public comment tomorrow, November 16 starting at 08:00 AM.

On Tuesday, November 16 at 8am the Commission will open up additional timeslots to allow for more comment opportunities on draft maps during the November 17-23 public input meetings.
Please be advised that in order to create additional time slots, the amount of time given for public comment has decreased to 2.5 minutes per person.
Appointments are not required to participate in these meetings. The Commission will allow for non-appointment public comment at the end of each meeting day.
Appointments will open on Tuesday, November 16 starting at 8:00 AM. 

Please click on the link below to secure your appointment.

It is vitally important that these proposed lines be stopped else we will never be able to form a conservative block in the Foothills area for a very long time, if ever, and that is the optimistic estimate.

Tell the Commission that the Foothill communities West of the Arroyo belong together because we are, together, a community of interest.  Burbank has nothing to do with the San Fernando Valley, Glendale has nothing to do with Hollywood and Downtown, La Canada, La Crescenta has nothing to do with the San Gabriel Valley.


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