Jan Perry and Friends stand up for CD 9 as is
Downtown Developer Tom Gilmore noted “You cannot fix or help any district by cutting it in half,” Gilmore said. “Our ability to work under one council district, our ability to work through the entitlement process, through the development process, work through the affordable housing issues that we have, work with our partners in Skid Row, Little Tokyo, the Arts District and South L.A. make the mighty Ninth mighty, indeed.” As reported in the City Maven.
Another bit of concern for for CD 9 Downtown boosters may be found in this brief passage by Ron Kaye in a post regarding the brewing blowback on the proposed redistricting maps. In the following paragraph, Kaye notes this about CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar. "Bill Rosendahl called the maps an "outrageous case of gerrymandering," which was always the intent but not if it cost him Westchester or inflicted Tom LaBonge on Sherman Oaks and Encino or robbed Jan Perry of the big bucks from downtown developers to provide Jose Huizar with that plum even as rumors of his legal problems with the feds are heating up.
This should concern those in Downtown, especially in light of the recent Historic Downtown BID controversy involving the "black balling" of Executive Director candidate Roberto Saldana by Councilman Huizar, for merely speaking out against him during last springs CD 14 Elections. Those facts alone should give pause to those contemplating a future Downtown LA controlled by CD 14.
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Scott Johnson in CD 14.