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New Conservative Redistricting Website... fairthelines.org
PERSONAL MOTIVES? Democrat Pedro Nava joins conservatives to push for new Santa Barbara County Assembly District Lines
Also, April 13 blog from Mike Stoker:
Yes, East Ventura County needs to stay together: Camarillo, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. I also agree that Ventura County is a unique part of California and needs to stay together as new legislative districts are drawn. I would like to sign up and learn more about how I can help keep us united.\ua/div> \uap> \uap>http://www.eastventuracounty.org/?page_id=10
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\uaSCV Patriots - Redistricting Alert II
As planned, we will be attending and speaking at the following Citizen's Redistricting Commission meetings:\ua
We also have a generous supporter who is donating a bus for the Lancaster meeting.\ua
Many of you responded to our last email stating that you would like to ride the bus. We do still have seats available at this time. The seats are first come, first serve. If you would like to attend the Lancaster meeting and would like to ride the bus (at no charge to you) please reply to this email.\ua
You can also submit comments on their website, but in person testimony will carry more weight.\ua
We all need to attend at least one meeting to make sure the Santa Clarita Valley is appropriately represented.\ua
In addition, please continue to email your city council members and turn in comment cards requesting that they lobby for a meeting of the Citizen's Redistricting Commission in Santa Clarita. Comment cards are available at city hall and at the city council meeting on Tuesday (4/26/11).\ua
Mayor Marsha McLean – email@example.com\ua
Mayor Pro-Tem Laurie Ender - firstname.lastname@example.org\ua
Councilmember Frank Ferry - email@example.com\ua
Councilmember Bob Kellar - firstname.lastname@example.org\ua
Councilmember Laurene Weste - email@example.com\ua
For more information on Citizen's Redistricting Commission, please see www.wedrawthelines.com\ua
Keep the faith, fellow Patriots!\ua
By Tony Quinn
Redistrictricting Commission Feedback Changes
The commission will no longer let people simply walk into meetings and testify. Now, you must represent an organization and preregister....
On 5/11/2011 9:11 AM, Louis Barnett wrote:
There is now posted information on the Northridge hearing at CSUN which complicates things for citizens who want to testify on May 26th from 9 AM until noon. (Even the time may be a complicaiton.)They require people who want to testify to be part of an orgainzed group which presents maps.You also have to apply to testify rather than show up as has been the case in the past.This is designed for MALDEF and their allies.Maps are "easy". I can put together a number of Valley options for AD, SD and CD which could be presented. (They don't have to be specific, there could be several examples to demonstarte what should be done versus an exact set of lines that are being requested.)Who is going to be the organization is more complicated.Ideally, the NCs in the Valley would be the organization but then would everyone have to agree on submitting a set of proposed lines and they would have to include people in the Canejo Valley.We could create a group to petition for Valley districts wholly contained in the Valley, stop the districts at Mulholland, and include the Canejo Valley.Is there an existing group that could present the plans?Besides the plans, the Commission needs to see people from the NCs and other communities and organizations there.That can be accomplished by either splitting up the speaking time or having groups of people stand as representatives who want to see specific items adopted by the Commission: including the Canejo Valley, stopping at Mulholland, etc.The alternative option would be to send letters, resolutions, emails, etc.While that would put the Commission on notice and establish a record, I am worried that it will not be as impactful.Since several of you are working on different issues which I have strung together above, please share your thoughts on what you think should be done.