SD County Taxpayers Association: City Redistricting group should reconsider controversial computer contract

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The S.D. County Taxpayers Association  is the latest civic group to weigh-in on the troubled SD Redistricting Commission, raising concerns today about a disputed contract for vital computer services. The organization’s statement says in part, “Lani Lutar, President & CEO, said SDCTA is concerned that such a decision would further compromise the perception the Commission is politically biased.  ‘Whether or …

“Impartial” Redistricting Staffer Blocks Important Question on Partisanship of Commissioners

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According to the San Diego Charter, members of the Independent Redistricting Commission have to demonstrate that they can operate in a nonpartisan fashion in drawing the lines. So of course you’d think that the judges who selected the commissioners would ask about previous partisan affiliation. Nope. Not at all. Not one question in the public written forms or the oral …

SDNR: The best thing Wong can do is resign

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The real redistricting scandal by David King at San Diego News Room Republished with permission Link to the original content at SDNR Many have asked the simple question: “What is wrong with our government today?”  Although the list is long, for years I have been of the mind that manipulation of our legislative districts is the prime culprit—the reason “safe” …

FlashReport: Controversy Swirls Around Partisan Staffer of San Diego Redistricting Commission, Assemblywoman’s Daughter

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From today’s FlashReport by Jon Fleischman (linked here)… What is Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) doing in Otay Mesa on a Wednesday night? Touring the border? Offering Northern California’s help on water issues? Nope, she was here to support her embattled daughter Midori Wong, the Executive Director to the San Diego Redistricting Commission. For the FlashReport readers around the state not …

Dual Profiles for Redistricting Chief Midori Wong

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KUSI’s story about the liberal partisans on the “independent” Redistricting Commission has reverberated throughout San Diego. KUSI sat down with Redistricting Commission Chief of Staff Midori Wong. The Redistricting Commission website’s profile of Wong does not mention her being a 2010 fellow of the liberal New Leaders Council. It also omitted her campaigning for Democrat Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, her mother, …

KUSI-TV investigates possible political Bias in Redrawing of SD City Council Districts — A New map would apply for a Decade.

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“It’s  Deja Vu all over again”  baseball’s  Yogi Berra once said, and tonight KUSI-TV news hints that could be happening with redrawing of San Diego City Council districts. You can see KUSI’s lengthy story here.  Political bias in the process was supposed to have ended in 1992 when voters approved an “independent” commission to do the job, but KUSI asks whether …