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Council District Maps, Council District Problems

The old lines, left; the proposed new ones, right.

"They didn't listen," a resident of Sunland-Tujunga tells me, as her community gets slammed into CD 7 in a draft of the redistricting commission's new map for LA, made public today.  "Not happy with today's map release."  They in this case is mostly Craig Miller, who probably knows CD 5 a little better than CD 2--but that's who Paul Krekorian appointed to represent his district, CD 2, on the city's Redistricting Commission.  The lines for CD's 2 and 7 approximate their old lines in the 1970's.   Miller was unavailable for comment.

The new CD 7, which likely will host a provocative battle between Felipe Fuentes and Andrea Alarcon in 2013 when Alarcon's father is termed out, absorbs most of Sunland-Tujunga, and will remain one of the top homeowner-centric districts in Los Angeles.  Jan Perry has already scheduled a news conference for tomorrow, as she's losing downtown north of Olympic and wants some of it back.  Tom LaBonge's CD 4 would lose Hancock Park and pick up Vals galore clustered along the southern, tony end of the 405.  The new CD 2 would threaten to become a very different place, a kind of Burbank-lite.  CD's 3, 11, 12, and 15 all stand fairly pat, with 11 ceding some territory around Mar Vista to CD 8.  CD 5 extends more into Hollywood where Paul Koretz can keep the skyscraper "dream" alive.