Articles Tagged With ‘redistricting’

SLO County adopts redistricting Map A

By KAREN VELIE Split down party lines, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to adopt Map A, with supervisors Debbie Arnold and John Peschong dissenting. Map is almost identical to the map selected in... (Continue reading)

Four arguments against SLO County’s redistricting plan

By KAREN VELIE With San Luis Obispo County’s new board majority seeking a redo on redistricting, county officials green lit their plan to approve a new map during Tuesday’s meeting. The liberal board majority’s goal is to select one of... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors vote for new redistricting map

By KAREN VELIE After garnering a majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, the board voted Tuesday to settle a lawsuit filed by supporters of two supervisors. The county board agreed to toss the existing map, consider... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar shuffles school board seats

The Lucia Mar school board has approved a plan to more evenly distribute trustee seats among electoral areas. The board voted to move one trustee seat from the Arroyo Grande area to the Nipomo area, with the change taking effect... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar to redraw its inner boundaries

The Lucia Mar school board voted Tuesday in favor of redrawing the district’s internal boundaries based on population. [Tribune] Lucia Mar has seven trustees on its school board. The trustees represent four areas, each having one to three representatives. Area... (Continue reading)

Templeton resident appealing redistricting ruling

By KAREN VELIE A Templeton resident who lost a lawsuit last month which argued the recently redrawn political boundaries fail to follow government code is filing an appeal with the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Ventura. William Pelfrey said... (Continue reading)

Sam Blakeslee not running for reelection

State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, officially announced he will not seek reelection shortly after the California Supreme Court validated redistricting maps slated to give the Democrats an edge.  [Tribune] On Friday, the high court decided that senate maps... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed to stop SLO County redistricting plan

The new redistricting lines for San Luis Obispo County were one day away from going into effect when a lawsuit was filed challenging the proposed boundaries. William Pelfrey, a resident of Templeton, said he filed the suit because he believes the... (Continue reading)

Republican-backed group battles against redistricting maps

A Republican-backed group announced that it plans to file a petition in the state Supreme Court on Thursday to block newly drawn Senate maps from going into effect. The petition, filed by Sacramento attorney Charles Bell Jr. on behalf of... (Continue reading)

Why redistricting Plan B-2 is not optimal

OPINION By STEW JENKINS The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ 2011 redistricting plan is in line to pass Tuesday, September 20. Redistricting is one of those thankless tasks that tends to generate more enemies than friends. But neither... (Continue reading)