We have all been moved, along with McNerney into Pete Starks district ! ! ! That way Jerry won't have to worry about getting conservative votes. No tri-valley conservative votes will matter. We'll be thrown in with all of blue-collar San Leandro, Hayward, and Union City.
We've already been forgotten. Be sure to click Congressional, then you'll need to again click the next page Congressional. You will NOT FIND PLEASANTON, LIVERMORE, OR DUBLIN.... NO, we now will click our district as UNION CITY. To eliminate Republican weight, we've been diluted. We're not with Danville anymore...nope they are diluted with Concord, Pittsburd, Marinez and San Pablo ! SO Pleasanton is no longer split, but the Republicans sure are. That way Jerry won't have to do anything we want, cuz we simply will no longer matter.
There will be more hearings next week. Check the origianal www.wedrawthelines.org. It would have been nice to have been allowed to comment with updated info on jm thread. Several sites are wrong. My information came from the front page of today's, Sat, June 11 paper. I cut out the paper article and current and proposed maps of state senate districts, old & draft assembly maps, and the current and proposed colored maps of BayArea U.S.House districts. Everything is NOT on the web site.
Posted by Got moved to Union City, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm
'the paper' I referred to was 6-11-11 Contra Costa Times....front page, two articles and maps. There are more meetings this week, but rather than messing around with a pretense of any republican voices in the 'Bay Area' they just made every district solid DEM, slam dunk!
They can just go wild, and trample the rest of us... No checks, no balance.
Posted by delores, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm
We've got to stay firm on the abolition of medicare and other welfare policies and institutions. We're now in a new era. Human rights? Social justice? Political equality? Forget about it. Those lefty ideals don't amount to a hill of beans compared to how the state is spending my tax money. We need to demolish all the irresponsible and unaccountable liabilities that aren't sustainable as we face a tsunami-like wave of tax burden and dependence on the Chinese. Only value-additive institutions and policies can float us out of the tsunamic maelstrom that is inundating us with taxes, taxes, and more taxes. When will it stop? We're broke!
Posted by Leland, a resident of the Happy Valley neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm
I personally don't care about redistricing unless the state tries to rescind the tax cuts for the wealthy. Politics, to my way of thinking, is only for the hoi polloi. Wealthy people like me kind of hover above the fray, unless you try to take our money away.
It's weird. The guys who took two weeks to paint my house probably worked harder during that time period than I have the entire past year. I guess that's just human nature. There's always going to be a gap between the rich and the poor. We need to get more comfortable with that idea.
Posted by Carla, a resident of the Carlton Oaks neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm
I'm just sick of paying taxes and somebody should do someting about it. Its fiscally irresponsible to level taxes upon the real people when illegals are driving around with smiles on their faces and teachers are making higher salaries than I do. We can't sustain this much longer. I have a feeling the dike is going to burst. Just too many thumb holes need plugging because of unfunded liabilities. Whats going to happen after the flood, thats what I want to no.
Posted by Rational Reasonable, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm
Your so right Delores!!!
I'm perfectly willing to allow our govt to handle petty matters like torture of foreign combatants -- just a Orwellian nice way of saying terrorists who don't deserve trials. But I mean, how can anyone make a big deal about "human" rights compared to the very unpleasant fact that the Obummer Marksist socialist regime wants to take my tax cut away from me?
Posted by Red State Strategist, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm
The best Republican strategy to be pursued in California where the vast majority of the voting public is Democratic is to attempt to suppress the vote. This worked well for decades in the South. It involves zeroing especially on low-income voters -- you know, those ones who Acorn has repeatedly gone after -- and denying them voting privileges unless they can produce 4 official photo i.d.'s.
Another good tactic is to use the ones Jeb Bush used in Florida. Announce that on election day, checkpoints are going to be put up throughout entitlement/low-income group neighborhoods with special emphasis on arresting anyone who can't show proper i.d. Or, have armed plain clothes highway patrol visit low-income/entitlement group activist homes, just as a courtesy visit. You get the picture?
Posted by Got moved to Union City, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm
Yes snide Caleb, the DISTRICT and the REPRESENTIVE are suppose to reflect the majority of the DISTRICT....according to the Constitution, that's the purpose of REdistricting every decade.
Putting Pleasanton in to be LOST with the numbers you just pointed out, has removed the majority of Pleasantonians ! ! You made my case. Pleasantonians need to be vocal....we would suddenly lose our voice,,,,that would PI** me off !