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Who lost K-Town?



My piece on what really happened in Koreatown that led the community to the brink of a Voting Rights Act lawsuit is up at CityWatch.

UPDATE: in comments here at street-hassle, a commenter identifying herself as Commissioner Helen Kim responds to a part of my story about including Koreatown in Wesson's district: " I can tell you that's categorically false. In the first secret line-drawing meeting for the CD10 region, I in fact asked Commissioner Ellison (appointed by Wesson) to take WCKNC whole in CD10 and he refused. I understood his refusal to be based on the fact that taking WCKNC whole in CD10 would've prevented CD10 from having over 50% black registered which was Ellison's first and foremost goal."

I will try to confirm to-day that it is indeed Commissioner Kim who left this comment.  I'm sure this will shake out soon, but most of all the public will be glad to have someone with knowledge of the workings of the commission acknowledge that there were "secret line-drawing meetings," even if such meetings are vastly at odds with what Controller Wendy Greuel--who appointed Kim--called for when her office told me she "advocated for transparency throughout the process"--which is also a part of my article.

UPDATE II: Comment confirmed as Commissioner Kim's.