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Friday, March 02, 2012

Tales from the maps 2012

What the maps could tell if they talked.
Happy TGIF from the second ranked city for corruption in the United States, where the simple task of drawing district boundaries borders on RICO violations. The likes of Mayor Antonio Villar, City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson, City Councilman Jose Huizar, City Councilman Richard AlarCON and their willing enablers on the Redistricting Committee have taken what should of been an exercise in simple map drawing and created a litigious mess. 
Redistricting Committee members Robert Ahn, Bobbie Jean Anderson, Helen Kim and David Roberts, have filed a minority, dissenting report that take the committee to task for ignoring public input among other things, during the public vetting process.
For CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks, the one-time Mayor Villar ally experience for himself what happens when you become an impediment to the mayor's "progressive machine agenda" In Parks case, they use the once in a decade process to draw Parks out of his district and the collateral damage is to the waning Africam-American clout on the City Council. 
Meanwhile this morning, City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson announced the final City Council hearing schedule on the redistricting process while not acknowledging that other hearings will most likely take place in a court room near you. 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14.

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