Our attention was called to the actions taken by the California Citizen’s Redistricting Commission a few weeks ago with regard to its district maps for state and national offices. So we looked at their maps regarding what they came up with. (You have to move the maps around and zoom in to see our area.)
All the districts have “jagged” boundaries, following the lines the Commission needed to follow, so some of the descriptions here are approximate. For the state legislature, Melrose Village would be in a new Assembly district 50. The eastern end of this district is around Larchmont, and then it goes out along the coast to western L.A. County. State Senate districts are larger since there are half as many as there are Assembly districts. Melrose Village is in the new state Senate district 26. This district also has an eastern edge around Larchmont, but it goes west and then south along the coast down to the Palos Verdes peninsula.
The existing Congressional districts divide Melrose Village into two parts, with the dividing line running north and south approximately along La Brea Ave. The new Congressional districts divide Melrose Village into two parts in the other direction: a new district 28 in the northern part and a new district 33 south of Rosewood Ave. New district 28 continues north and east into parts of Glendale and Burbank. New district 33 continues west out to western L.A. County and down the coast to the Palos Verdes Penninsula.
There are some groups who are opposed to the Commission and/or it’s results, and there are reports that one or more of these groups may challenge the results one way or another. So it remains to be seen how that will work out for Melrose Village. And, there is likely to be a realignment of City Council districts boundaries, and, possibly County Supervisorial districts.
And all of this — along with things like term limits — will affect who is running for what office and who, if any, your incumbent is. So be sure to pay attention to elections under the new boundaries, possibly as early as next year.