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Will Tri-Valley be kept together in new district maps?

Original post made by Kyoko Takayama, Livermore, on Nov 12, 2021

Redistricting is once-a-decade opportunity to determine how we get represented next 10 years. California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) released draft maps for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, and Board of Equalization on Wednesday November 10. Tri-Valley is divided in Congress (½ Dublin, Livermore & Pleasanton separated) and Assembly (½ Pleasanton & Livermore separated) districts.
One of the criteria for redistricting is Communities of Interest (COI): Districts must minimize the division of cities, counties, neighborhoods, and communities of interest to the extent possible. Since balancing the population is the top priority of redistricting, not every city, county and COI could be kept together. However our cities are all less than 100K in population and dividing our cities are not necessary, and creates confusion amongst voters in which district they belong and whom to contact in case of needs.
I believe Tri-Valley is a COI we all recognize, and should be kept together. We share 580/680 traffic congestions, BART stations, medical facilities (or lack of), hot dry summer, appreciation of outdoor activities, many events and more. Our government bodies (cities/school boards) as well as nonprofits and business organizations collaborate to solve problems because we have more power and resources to achieve our goals when we work together. Visit fairmap.works/voiceCA and tell the CRC that we want Tri-Valley to be kept together and why. Time is limited. Please visit alcoredistricting.org to add your voice in the county redistricting process. Let’s add our voice to shape our future.

Comments (1)

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 22, 2021 at 11:52 am

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Translated" Redistricting is Gerrymandering. Consensus is fixed. Favoring one party, protect the party lines and keeps bad incumbents in power. Bad incumbents currently in power: Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff.


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