Board of Supervisors Redistricting: We need your voices!

A3PCON Members and Friends,

A3PCON is alarmed that in redistricting the L.A. County Supervisorial districts, several prominent map submissions propose to carve up the current Fourth District (Knabe) and replace it with a new district further central and north. The Board of Supervisors intends to vote on the Review Committee’s recommendation by the end of this month.

A3PCON is urging our members and allies to attend and give public comment at the

L.A. County Supervisorial District Boundary Review Committee:

Monday, July11  at 2:00  and Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 pm

500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles. CA 00012

    Email letters may be sent to Commserv@bos.lacounty.gov

The Fourth Distinct includes sections of the South Bay, southeast L.A. County and the eastern San Gabriel Valley. This diverse District includes several Asian American and Pacific Islander communities of interest which together enable AAPIs to exercise a measure of influence important to our communities. These communities of interest include Japanese Americans in Torrance; Pacific Islanders throughout the South Bay; Filipinos in Wilmington and adjacent cities; Cambodians and Vietnamese in Long Beach; South Asians in Artesia and Cerritos; Chinese and other AAPIs in Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. Together, these AAPI communities enable AAPIs to exercise an important  measure of influence in the District.  The influence of the AAPI communities will be diluted in a number of the submitted redistricting proposals.

 

Supervisor Don Knabe has represented the Fouth District since 1996 and has been one of the strongest champions on AAPI issues including funding for AAPI programs.  Supervisor Knabe spoke at a Town Hall in Koreatown on AAPI language access, and brought the heads of County Departments with him to hear and respond to the communities’ concerns. 

 

For more information, please contact:
Mark Masaoka, Policy Coordinator
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON)
605 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ph:   (213) 239-0300
Cell:  (323) 356-6352
Fax:  (213) 239-0303
email: Mark.A3PCON@live.com

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