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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An "Outrageous case of Gerrymandering"

Draft Map of the 2012 City of Los Angeles Redistricting Committee.
The Los Angeles Times and the LA Weekly are on top of the blow up that will come from the Draft Map on new council district boundaries just released by the City of Los Angeles Redistricting Committee. And the initial response from CD 11 City Councilman Bill Rosendahl sums up the growing opinion of many local political observers when he states that the draft map is an "outrageous case of gerrymandering" (** especially when you separate Westchester from LAX).
We took the time to contact a couple of local observers and base upon the early dissemination of the proposed new boundaries, we come up with this preliminary "Winners and Losers List".
City Council President Herb Wesson, gets most of Koreatown within his boundaries, good for future "fundraising".
CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, moves Councilwoman Perry south to gain control of most of Downtown. In the north, Huizzy no longer needs to worry about the Southwest Museum. Huizzy's "bagman" may need some larger sacks.
The Valley, moving CD 4 north,by northwest gives the area its sixth council district.
Councilwoman Jan Perry, she keeps LA Live but most of her downtown enclave has disappear (for now).
Sunland-Tijunga, say hello to Councilman AlarCON/Fuentes.
Andrew Westall, say goodbye to CD 4 city council aspirations (but hey, your boss keeps the Korean fundraising base).
Michael Trujillo, read Simone Wilson's "scribeslap" of MEAT in Weekly post above. 
Assemblyman Mike Gatto, read above.regarding CD 4.
** Hot rumor: Councilman Huizar wanted to rid himself of Eagle Rock for more of the riches of Downtown LA, but ddoes get rid of Highland Park.
Disclaimer: This map is not final to until the last rounds of secret backroom discussions are completed.

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