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The wilder side of redistricting

Original post made on Jun 18, 2011

A proposed state redistricting plan has added some interesting dynamics to the political representation in the Almanac's circulation area, including possibly two state senators for Portola Valley and Woodside and none for Atherton and Menlo Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 11:01 AM

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Posted by Jennifer Waggoner
a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2011 at 7:15 am

Thank you for encouraging people to get involved in redistricting! There is more information from the League of Women Voters about redistricting here: Web Link

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Posted by Andy Cohen
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:23 am

The solution by the citizens' commission attempts an "apolitical" fix to a political problem that reflects the greater power of state and national political forces by dividing cities and towns in such a way as to dilute the integrity and power of smaller political bodies for the benefit of larger, more powerful entities.

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