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California redistricting commission makes it final: Menlo Park gets two congressional districts

Original post made on Aug 16, 2011

The city of Menlo Park will have two representatives in Congress when the June 2012 election rolls around, a distinction shared with 35 of the approximately 1,050 cities and towns in California. Ten others will have more than two representatives.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 8:45 AM

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Posted by Hank Lawrence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Matt Henry is Spot on. It is a travesty to seperate Belle Haven from Menlo Park. It only reinforces the opinion that Belle Haven does not count. Hopefully the Menlo Park City Council can counteract that by strengthening our ties with Belle Haven and ensuring that it gets the same level of services as the rest of the city.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Perhaps the non-partisan, non-political California Citizens Redistricting Commission was simply recognizing a sad reality that many local residents understand but don't wish to acknowledge - that east and west of 101 are two very different places that receive very different levels of service and of attention.


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