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News - August 5, 2011

Redistricting proposal splits Menlo along 101

All of Menlo Park west of 101 would be in Eshoo's district

by Dave Boyce

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has proposed dividing Menlo Park into two congressional districts, moving the Belle Haven neighborhood into a separate district to be represented by Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco.

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Almanac Staff Writer Dave Boyce can be emailed at dboyce@almanacnews.com.

Comments

Posted by qtion, a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Aug 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

is it a d_city or r_city ?


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

I thought districts were to be compact and contiguous, not just another gerrymander. Oh, well.


Posted by dlefemd, a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

How did this happen and who voted? was it on the ballot?v84k


Posted by Jetman, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

This strange gerrymandering of Jackie Speier's 14th congressional district to include the Belle Haven area of Menlo Park east of 101 is interesting because it puts East Palo Alto and Belle Haven (both very heavily impacted by low flying SFO arrival traffic) in the 14th congressional district instead of the 18th (Anna Eshoo), where Jackie Speier will have to balance the impact of air traffic on these neighborhoods against the value of SFO to her 14th congressional district.

Airport politics is at work in the gerrymandering of these districts? Belle Haven and East Palo Alto sacrificed on the alter of SFO?

"New Study - Plane exhaust harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX"
LA Times ~ May 29, 2014


Posted by Jetman, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

"New Study - Plane exhaust harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX"
LA Times ~ May 29, 2014 Web Link


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