The next meeting of the San Diego Redistricting Commission is Thursday, June 9th. The Commission will meet at 4:00 pm in the auditorium of the City’s Metro Operations Center in Kearny Mesa, 9192 Topaz Way.
The Commission is in the process of re-drawing the City of San Diego’s council districts and adding one. There are currently eight districts, and the voters elected to add one additional district to make 9. Having nine districts in a strong-mayor city government system aids the council-branch in its deliberations with the mayor over policy, budgets, and other issues, such as land use.
Community groups and ethnic and minority neighborhoods are scrambling to position themselves and their constituencies so as to maximize their influence on the redrawing of the new district boundaries and lines. The Asian communities of northern San Diego would like the 9th District to represent them. The gay and lesbian are trying to strengthen their representation into one redrawn district by moving the center of District 3 westward. Meanwhile, Mexican-American and Latino leaders see the potential of an additional Latino face on the Council.
San Diego residents are urged to attend this hearing and give public input. Go here for the meeting agenda and minutes of the last meeting.
Go here for a map of the location of the hearing.
REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MEETING:
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011, AT 4:00 P.M.
CITY METRO OPERATIONS CENTER (MOC II)
9192 TOPAZ WAY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92123