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Councilmember Alarcón Releases Statement Regarding Draft City Council District Maps
(Los Angeles, CA)
– The Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission yesterday released draft maps for new council district lines in the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Richard Alarcón, who has represented the Northeast San Fernando Valley for nearly 20 years, released the following statement reacting to the proposed new lines:
Statement of Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón
“In a City with rapidly changing demographics like Los Angeles, part of the reality that Councilmembers are faced with is that district lines must change every ten years. Every Councilmember builds a relationship with the community they serve, and it is hard to lose part of the area you have represented. If the draft lines proposed by the Commission are approved, I would no longer have the opportunity to represent a portion of North Hills and Panorama City that it has been my honor to serve as a Councilmember.
“While I would be very sorry to no longer represent parts of these communities, I welcome the opportunity to work with people in Sunland-Tujunga if that is how the final lines are drawn. I am very familiar with the Sunland-Tujunga area, having grown up next door in Sun Valley and having heard stories from my father about how he would swim at the Sunland Park ‘Plunge’ as a boy. My father’s upholstery business also had a lot of clients in the Sunland-Tujunga community, including former Councilmember Howard Finn and his wife Anne. Sunland-Tujunga’s unique geographic setting creates a distinct community with true community spirit that I admire.
“Sunland-Tujunga has always played an important role in the City’s redistricting process and the community has previously been grouped with Pacoima, Lake View Terrace and other parts of the current Seventh Council District. I remember when the Sunland-Tujunga community was wary of the 1986 redistricting process, which drew Hollywood Councilmember Joel Wachs into a new district that included Sunland-Tujunga. Joel did a great job representing Sunland-Tujunga on the City Council and, if given the opportunity to serve this area as well, it would be my goal to be as appreciated by the community as Councilmember Wachs was.”
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