(Victor Valley)– MARK YOUR CALENDARS – The most important political event of the decade – The Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a public hearing, in Lancaster, on Sunday May 1st from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Antelope Valley Community Room in Sierra Toyota, 43301 12th Street in the Lancaster Auto Mall. The Commission is looking for comment from any and all residents about how our new Assembly, Senate, Congressional and Board of Equalization Districts should be drawn. It’s very important that we talk to them to prevent lines from carving up the High Desert. Below are some important talking points if you can attend:
1. THe High Desert is its own community of interest that crosses county lines.
2 There should be one Assembly District covering the Antelope Valley/East Kern area of the High Desert, bounded by the Tehachapi Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains that includes Palmdale, Lancaster, Rosamond, Mojave, Boron, California City and Ridgecrest.
3. There should be one Assembly District covering the Victor Valley portion of the High Desert that includes all of northern San Bernardino County including Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, Apple Valley and Barstow.
4. Those two High Desert Assembly districtshould be nested for one High Desert Senate seat.
5. The High Desert is our own unique area. For a huge district like the Board of Equalization, we are much more like the Central Valley than we are like the rest of Los Angeles due to our agriculture, viticulture, water and air policy needs.
These and any other points you’d like to make will help the Commission ensure fair lines are drawn. Please do not mention partisan political concerns or the effect districts may have on incumbents as it could cause the Commission to disregard your comments entirely.