A citizen redistricting commission approved Wednesday a map for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that creates a second mostly Latino district while maintaining a concentration of black voters in South Los Angeles, United States. And bring together more Asian-American voters. The new mostly Latino district was formed by removing rich beach cities, including Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, from the 4th District and replacing them with mostly Latino communities. Previously, supervisors, sometimes referred to as the “five little kings” because of their unglamorous but powerful jobs in a county of more than 10 million people, drew boundaries for their own districts after the once-in-a-decade national census.
Before approving the map at a meeting on Wednesday, many commissioners recognized that it was not perfect. They debated addressing some minor issues, including dividing a small portion of Thai Town into a different district than the rest of the neighborhood, but decided they didn't have time before the state-set midnight deadline. The County Citizens Redistricting Commission has finalized its map for the L, A. Five District County Board of Supervisors.
The map, which went into effect immediately, creates a new political reality for supervisors, who lost their loyal constituents and have new ones to judge. This provoked a strong reprimand from Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who accused some politicians seeking a seat on the board of influencing commissioners. Supervisor Janice Hahn's 4th District Changes Most on New Map. The rich beach towns represented by Hahn went to Supervisor Holly Mitchell's second district, combining coastal areas from Marina del Rey to Redondo Beach with parts of Mid-Wilshire and South L, LA.
Hahn now represents the second mostly Latino district, with the addition of mostly Latino communities, such as South Gate, Huntington Park and Lynwood, which were previously in the first or second district. Each map under consideration would create a second district with a large population of Latino voters. But Black and Asian voters would be grouped differently. Latino representation on the board of directors has long been an issue in a county that is 49% Latino, 26% white, 15% Asian, and 9% black.
The first Latino supervisor, Gloria Molina, was elected in 1991 after a judge found that supervisors had manipulated district lines to keep the growing Latino population out of power. Mitchell is black and the other three supervisors are white. Mitchell's second district was previously represented by Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is black. According to the new map, the second district maintains approximately the same percentage of black voters, about 29 per cent as before, with much of southern L, A.
And cities like Compton and Inglewood remain within their limits. Still, advocates have expressed concern that adding predominantly white communities, including Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, to the second district makes it difficult for black politicians to win the seat. Mitchell said in a statement Tuesday that he appreciated the commission's hard work and would not comment on the new map. New Map Reduces Percentage of Latino Voters in First District of Solis to 52% from 62%.
That brings the percentage of Asian voters in the Solis district to almost 27%, the highest of any district in at least two decades. In a statement, Solis said goodbye to southeastern L, A. Communities that have left their district. He also said he would immediately know the needs of his new constituents, including Asian-Americans in the San Gabriel Valley.
Fidela Villasano's Whole World Was Falling Apart. Under the new map, Kuehl District 3 lost some world-renowned cultural spots, the Hollywood Bowl, the L, A. County Museum of Art, Ford, La Brea Tar Pits and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to Districts 2 and 5.Kuehl and predecessor Zev Yaroslavsky allocated millions to upgrade venues. Holtzman, a public health professional and advocate for electoral reform, proposed those changes at Sunday's meeting.
He argued that linking Burbank, already in the 5th District, with other entertainment and media centers made sense. He had previously advocated adding Hollywood to the fifth, but he was “rejected,” he said. The commissioners, who were chosen to reflect the demographics of the county, are unpaid volunteers and are prohibited from communicating with supervisors or their close associates. The federal Voting Rights Act requires that district lines be drawn so that racial and ethnic groups have a fair chance to choose the candidate of their choice.
They reduced the proposed maps to three, all of which created a second, mostly Latino district before selecting a map on Sunday that was approved in Wednesday's final vote. Kuehl's email lashed out at Holtzman's changes. Moving the conservative communities of the San Fernando Valley, including Chatsworth and Porter Ranch, from the 5th District to the 3rd, creates a more “centrist” 3rd District, while making Kathryn Barger's 5th District easier for a Democrat to win, he wrote. Without naming names, he said politicians interested in the seats influenced the commission to “shape their own dream districts.”.
Barger, who plans to run again in 2024 and is the only Republican on the junta, was quieter. After the new map, State Sen. Henry Stern announced his candidacy for the 3rd District on Thursday. City Comptroller Ron Galperin and West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath have previously said they are running for the position.
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg tweeted that he is “seriously considering running in the 3rd District. Occasionally you may receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. As the population expanded throughout the 20th century, Los Angeles County did not subdivide into separate counties or increase the number of supervisors as its population skyrocketed. The original artwork created by three students from the Third District of Los Angeles County will decorate hundreds of beach trash barrels this summer, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced today.
A citizens' redistricting commission approved Wednesday a map for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that creates a second Latino-majority district while maintaining a concentration of black voters in South L. On April 1, 1850, the citizens of Los Angeles elected a three-member Court of Sessions as their first governing body. In March 2002, voters in Los Angeles County approved Measure B to limit supervisors to three consecutive four-year terms. Supervisors are elected for a four-year term by the vote of the citizens of Los Angeles County who reside in the supervisory district.
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