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Redistricting: Is 2001 happening again?

Original post made by [removed], Alamo, on May 27, 2011

Dear Editor,

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 5, 2011 at 8:16 am

Dear Editor,

This morning, news service distribution provided evidence of a preliminary map negotiated among supervisors. In separate documents including such a map, the county’s current boundaries are adjusted for population and maintenance of voting strongholds for each supervisor. It appears this map has been submitted by members of the Contra Costa Council to the county redistricting committee with notation that it represents the interests of supervisors and staff. If such a map is a public document at the county redistricting committee it would be appropriate for EMCEB and other media to publish it as a PRIMARY concept plan prior to CCC-BOS redistricting hearings starting later this month.

In notation for the map, there is intention to break-up the 24/680 south corridor as Orinda to Dougherty Valley because of the combined wealth, power and representation that could “unduly influence the operations of the county.” In review, the corridor becomes divided among districts 2, 3 and 4, and specifically leaves Alamo, Diablo and Blackhawk as small interests among major cities. Rather than creating voice and representation for communities and neighborhoods, this map creates political control for the CCC-BOS.