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  • David K

    It says a lot about “city leaders” who are forced into making changes. In other words, without the federal lawsuit, these “leader” would have continued to ignore city demographics. Let me put it more bluntly: they would have continued the racist tactics denying true representation.

  • Kevin Baas

    It is better to split up urban areas into many homogenous districts. This way each district is more competitive and the residents get more congresspeople representing them.

    • Philmore

      Um, this is about boundary lines for CITY COUNCIL seats, in districts that have been NEWLY split up. And isn’t Congressional representation allocated by population, no matter HOW it is split up ?

      • Kevin Baas

        THANKS for the irrelevant INFORMATION. A CITY council is a congressional BODY operating at the MUNICPAL level. The TIMING OR prior status of boundary lines has NO effect ON THE analysis of a GIVEN set of boundary LINES.

        • Philmore

          Well, this is pointless. See response above. Thanks for playing!

          • Kevin Baas

            fyi – flagging your comments for trolling now

          • Philmore

            Go ahead. Your self-defined vocabulary has no correlation on Ballotpedia, Wikipedia, or any other reference. Interchange of ideas is pointless without communication or proper comprehension ability, and your “nuclear option” was sadly, entirely predictable. Sad 2BU.

      • Kevin Baas

        Oh and yes, you are correct that districts are approximately equal population.

        But the actual makeup of the representation is largely determined by where the lines are drawn and what demographics they do or do not mix. This is called gerrymandering. Here’s a simple explanation for you, with pictures: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/01/this-is-the-best-explanation-of-gerrymandering-you-will-ever-see/

        • Philmore

          Perhaps correct, but that is not what I said. Enjoy your soliloquy.

  • RyanCantor

    “I found the downtown somewhat difficult to define,” said Councilman Doug Chaffee. “I believe there’s no real continuity throughout it

    You’ve got to be freaking kidding me.

    The Downtown Community is WELL defined historically and culturally. That statement is just embarrassing.

    • David Zenger

      For decades City Hall folk have been bragging about “preserving” downtown Fullerton, Now it turns out no such place actually exists.

      • RyanCantor

        Prioritize businesses! — Larry Bennett

        Over what? Residents?

        Oh. Right. Residents.

        Just embarrassing.

        • Rivett

          Yep, God forbid anyone acknowledge what people who live in the vicinity do have in common – the alcohol, barf and urine drenched mosh pit that they subsidize so bar owners, who live elsewhere, can cash in.

          • David Zenger

            You left out: stolen sidewalks, missing CUPs, perpetual noise ordinance violations.

      • Rivett

        Well, and they weren’t really interested in preserving it anyway.

        • David Zenger

          No, but it sounded good. And it gave them the opportunity to build massive, overbearing and crappy tenements-to-be; and to give away public land; and to give away public streets. It’s pro-business!

          The village had to be destroyed in order to save it.

  • David Zenger

    Stall.