Led by Maya Srikrishnan, VOSD Reporter In 2021, cities will redraw their political boundaries. What are the implications for the San Diego region and future elections? Panelists: Evan McLaughlin, vice president, Redistricting Partners Chris Wilson, assistant director, Alliance San Diego Doug Johnson, president, National Demographics Corp. Midori Wong, former chief of staff, City of San Diego Redistricting Commission
The special election to replace Secretary of State Shirley Weber in the 79th Assembly District is in 52 days, and the field of candidates is now set. La Mesa Councilwoman Akilah Weber might have solidified her status as the favorite this week by locking up the state Democratic Party’s endorsement to represent an overwhelmingly Democratic […]
The once-a-decade process by which San Diegans determine the basis of their political representation is going to be significantly affected by the pandemic. Redistricting, the process of redrawing political boundaries to ensure equal voter representation, begins in the new year. Some local jurisdictions will be, for the first time, relying on independent commissions to do […]
The pandemic will continue to impact the once-in-a-decade process of redrawing political boundaries, shifting most hearings to an online-only platform and delaying the release of census data necessary to drawing new district maps.
Latinos represent 31 percent of the city’s population but only 13 percent of the 102 applications to serve on San Diego’s redistricting commission. District 8, which is 74 percent Latino, only had four applicants – the lowest number of any City Council district by far.
School superintendents are the latest to wonder how the new law could affect their business model. Some local districts employ workers ranging from coaches to arts instructors to nurses on a contract basis.
Likely voters have sorted themselves along a recognizable political spectrum, with Assemblyman Todd Gloria building a coalition with left-leaning voters and Councilwoman Barbara Bry collecting everything to its right. Political observers think the dynamic is a bit more complicated.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez announced a measure to rein in police use of rubber bullets, and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber and the Black Caucus zeroed in on priority bills as protests have exploded across California.
A Voice of San Diego review found more than a dozen San Diego companies have added a woman to their board of directors within the last year following the passage of SB 826.
Watch the sessions here: Browse the playlist on YouTube or Facebook. What is Politifest? Politifest is an annual public affairs summit produced by Voice of San Diego. Launched in 2011, Politifest focuses on issues affecting San Diego communities. During election years, the event focuses on candidates and ballot measures. In non-election years, it focuses on the most important topics that drive public policy and community conversation. […]