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What a Week: Time to think redistricting

Original post made on Feb 20, 2021

Should be a straightforward process, right? Not so much. Arduous is more like it. And that's just the literal process of creating mathematically fair district maps -- let alone factoring in community boundaries and avoiding politics.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:22 AM

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Posted by Elated
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Feb 20, 2021 at 9:57 am

Elated is a registered user.

Another great page 3 column - thank you Jeremy Walsh! I am so appreciative you could thoughtfully outline and inform us of the process and considerations related to redistricting, without lazily representing all as a death match between Democrats and Republicans. Modeling, expecting, and verifying our hopefully better instincts and shared beliefs as a community is so much more valuable than creating division - and I do mean creating. Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing the tone and flow of the Pleasanton Weekly back toward the trajectory Jeb Bing had established. I was thinking about cancelling my subscription for a time last year based on frustration I was having with partisan and frankly immature opinion being featured. I am so pleased with the new direction that I ensured my renewal today. I am once again looking forward to receiving the Weekly on Fridays, and opening to page 3 with interest, rather than cringing trepidation about what anti-political party rhetoric I was going to find. Interesting not to see an Opinion section this issue... that might be a great thing too going forward! Thank you Jeremy!

Posted by sjd
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 19, 2021 at 11:57 am

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Great column Jermey.

I'm curious to see if the county will consider ranked choice voting as well, and what happens to the cities that don't have district voting yet.

Thanks again!

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