LA Weekly Gene Maddaus does a great public service with his piece
on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor's redistricting drama. Discarding the multiple maps that outline the various redistricting proposals, Maddaus steps back and simplifies the process by incorporating photoshopping and the reliable pie charts. The end result is a model that the average citizen and maybe half of LAUSD's twelve-grade government students could comprehend on the first read. ** Evening Update:
LA Times is devoted major column inches to story on Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's "risky gambit"
regarding redistricting and its possible "mayoral ramifications" in the Latino Community---Scott Johnson.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas plan would of gone "bam-bam" on Supervisor Don Knabe's district to create a second Latino District..
Supervisor Gloria Molina's plan would of put some weight behind her "bam-bam" of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to create a second Latino District
These multi-color pie charts show that three gabachos represent a county with nearly 50% of Latinos. But does that mean that Latinos will never vote for a Gabacho like Don Knabe or Zev Yaroslavsky, considering that whites (myself included) voted for Mayor Antonio Villar in 2005? (** call that a bloggin confessional)
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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