Restore the Westchester Triangle to CD11

Friends:

I want to give you an update on our battle to keep the bulk of the 11th District intact during the decennial redrawing of the council’s district boundaries.

Working together, we managed to beat back a proposal to take the bulk of Westchester from our district. The City’s Redistricting Commission killed that proposal, but unfortunately, the commission left a small portion of Westchester east of the 405 Freeway, the “Westchester Triangle,” in Council District 8.

Yesterday, I submitted to the Council’s Rules & Elections Committee a proposed amendment to the commission’s proposed map; my proposal would keep all of Westchester in CD11.

My proposal (maps attached) moves the Triangle back into Council District 11. In order to correct the resulting CD11 overpopulation, I recommend placing the bulk of Palms east of the 405 into Council District 5, a move agreed to by Councilmember Paul Koretz.

In order to correct for the resulting under-population in Council District 8, I recommend minor changes in the borders of council districts 8, 9, and 15.  Councilmember Joe Buscaino of CD15 supports these changes.

This amendment will be considered by the Rules & Elections Committee Friday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Los Angeles City Hall.  The full City Council will consider the amendment the same day, at our regular meeting starting at 10 a.m.

I encourage you to contact members of the committee and urge them to support the Rosendahl Amendment to Restore the Triangle to District 11.  The members and their contact information is:

Councilmemnber Herb Wesson

councilmember.wesson@lacity.org

213-473-7010

Councilmember Tom LaBonge

councilmember.labonge@lacity.org

213-473-7004

Councilmember Mitchell Englander

councilmember.englander@lacity.org

213-473-7012

Councilmember Joe Buscaino

councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org

213-473-7015

Councilmember Jose Huizar

councilmember.huizar@lacity.org

213-473-7014

Working together with a strong show of support, I am confident we can unite all of Westchester in District 11. Thank you for your continued partnership.

Regards,

BILL ROSENDAHL

Councilmember, 11th District

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