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SCV residents, groups ask redistricting commission to keep north county communities together

Public comments from local organizations and residents submitted to the Los Angeles County Citizens Subdivision Commission this summer sent a unified message to the Commissioner. Let’s keep the Los Angeles North County community together.

Residents, the City of Santa Clarita, and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) were tasked with redrawing the political boundaries of the five districts of the Los Angeles County Supervisory Board. Dale and the surrounding unincorporated areas should be classified as one supervisory district.

“We urge the Commission to place the city and Santa Clarita Valley in a compact district that includes the community in northern Los Angeles County, including Antelope Valley, and the community in northwestern San Fernando Valley,” said Mayor Santa Clarita. Bill Miranda writes: July 20 letter to the county commissioner.

These areas are currently divided into 5 categoriesNS Supervised districts, represented by Kathryn Berger, create what commentators call “communities of interest.” This is defined by the county as “adjacent populations that share common social and economic interests.”

“For decades, cities and communities in the northern counties have helped promote public transport in charge of land use development, public health, and public safety initiatives,” said Holly Schroder, director of SCVEDC. I am writing in a letter dated 14th of March. The greatest benefit of the continuity of these initiatives, which Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley can continue to advocate together. ”

According to the county, consolidating interested communities into one district enables “effective and fair representation.” The community of interest does not consider “relationships with political parties, incumbents, or candidates for politics.”

David Boyer, who lives in Hasley Canyon in the Castique community, said: “We don’t want to separate or reorganize the district.”

Huntbrary in Santa Clarita commented that the SCV should be in the same area as Antelope Valley.

“We are the (third) largest city in Los Angeles County and we work closely with the unincorporated community that surrounds us,” he writes. “There is a similar interest in Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County.”

The Citizens Subdivision Commission held a hearing in the Santa Clarita Valley on June 14. More hearings have been held in other parts of the county, with four more hearings remaining in August.

Subsections occur every 10 years after the US Census. The Census Bureau will share 2020 census data with the states between August 15th and August 30th.

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