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State issues homeowner-hostile Assembly District maps for Los Angeles


Huizar 2018, stretching from Studio City to--where? Commerce?


Expressing nothing but contempt for homeowners the State's most weirdly inflated village, the State's ragtag citizen mapmaking commission--obviously getting gamed by somebody--is trying to cede the northeastern corner of the City of Los Angeles to renters.

Just to cite one example (ABOVE), first cut indicates that one of the City's last homeowner strongholds--the strip that runs from Studio City through the Hollyoood hills and Griffith Park to Los Feliz and north Silver Lake--would move into a District largely controlled by voters in the renter-dominated communities Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Highland Park and East Los Angeles, including a southern spur stretching all the way to lovely Commerce. Yes, in 2018, Jose Huizar could represent Studio City south of the Boulevard.

Meanwhile, safely outside of LA city limits, Glendale and Burbank would glom onto Pasadena, assuring Mike Gatto lots of future dialogs with Rick Caruso and various stodgy whitebreads (BELOW).

Many who followed the Assembly a decade ago wondered how in 2001 the State drew lines in which Latinos came to be over-represented in the State Assembly commensurate to their true population. Here's how they did it:
To facilitate the 2001 Reapportionment process, the Latino Caucus hired a team of consultants to monitor and evaluate the reapportionment plan developed by the Legislature to ensure that the plan reflects the growing Latino population in California. Caucus Members met with consultants to review the individual characteristics of each district. The Latino Caucus effectively utilized this information to assist members in determining the outcome the final reapportionment plan that was adopted by the Legislature.
In 2011, the proposed "downtown" district (FURTHER BELOW)--which tucks downtown into an area dominated by Westlake and East Hollywood--also gives Latinos certain representation in part of an African American district, as it slices off the top half of Mike Davis's District 48 as well as part of Hancock Park. It's Davis who is most likely to be a legislator without a base should the present plan be adopted--and it sets up Councilman Ed Reyes, termed out in two years, for a good shot.