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Upset about redistricting proposals? Tell City Hall in February.

By Tony Pierce
Published: Friday, January 27, 2012, at 09:31AM
City Hall Dedication California Historical Society / USC Digital Archives

Los Angeles' new City Hall is illuminated by 82 searchlights during dedication ceremonies on April 26, 1928.

Some, like councilwoman Jan Perry, are upset about the L.A. Redistricting Commission's proposed maps that were released this week. She warned that the way the commission plans on altering her district will create "economic apartheid".

Indeed if the proposed changes are upheld, the 9th District, which includes parts of Downtown, would be the poorest in the city.

However the commission is merely an advisory group to the city council. The other advisory group to council is you, the members of the community.

Throughout February, L.A. residents will have several opportunities to suggest improvements to the commission's maps before the council makes their final decision in March.

February 8th is when Downtowners can go to City Hall to chime in on the proposed redistricting. But there are other opportunities all around L.A. next month.

Wednesday Feb. 1 -- 6:30 p.m. Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Thursday Feb. 2 -- 6:30 p.m. Loyola Marymount University, Ahmanson Auditorium

Saturday Feb. 4 -- 11 a.m. Pierce College, Woodland Hills

Monday Feb. 6 -- 6:30 p.m. Occidental College, Thorn Hall

Wednesday Feb. 8 -- 6:30 p.m. L.A. City Hall, council chambers

Thursday, Feb. 9 -- 6:30 p.m. Walter Reed Middle School, Studio City


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