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It's disgusting seeing all this finger pointing. I've been observing everything that has been happening and the bottom line is this: the redistricting commission makes the decisions, not the people providing testimonies.
From what I understand, the following is the history of the whole story (please somebody tell me if I'm getting this wrong- and show me PROOF):
Before the prelim map approval: - The PQ Town Council advocated for a whole PQ- APAC asked for the unification of PQ w/ Mira Mesa
After the prelim map approval, before residents of Park Village came out:- The PQ Town Council and Planning Board wanted to move the line from Salmon River Rd to Black Mountain Rd.- APAC asked for the unification of PQ w/ Mira Mesa
After the prelim map approval, while PV folks mobilized:- The PQ Town Council and Planning Board wanted to move the line from Salmon River Rd to Black Mountain Rd.- APAC asked for the unification of PQ w/ Mira Mesa- PV folks rallying to be united w/ the rest of PQ, and to be in a district that would not include Mira Mesa because they believed (falsely, IMO) that by being in the same district that contained Mira Mesa, it would bring down their property values, their kids would go to a different school, and their overall social status would suffer (I didn't know Mira Mesa was that powerful!)
After the prelim map approval, after the PV folks came out the first time:- The PQ Town Council and Planning Board reacted by starting petition drives- APAC asked for the unification of PQ w/ Mira Mesa- PV folks argued that they should be re-united w/ the rest of PQ at the cost of splitting up Scripps Ranch
In the end, the RC was the one to decide against uniting the whole of PQ into one district.
IMO, the PQ folks should have strategized so that neither PQ nor Scripps Ranch would need to be divided by combining forces and advocating for a map such as Theresa Quiroz's "TQAPI" map north of 8. I'm sure APAC would have advocated for that and given more power to it. Sure, PQ would be in a district that would have included MM, but at least they would be together with the rest of PQ. Unfortunately, PQ's main reasons for being in one district over another were preposterous, and everyone else could see that. Over time, they will see that really nothing they were afraid of has come to fruition.
Moving forward, these PV folks better play nice because whether they like it or not, Mira Mesa is in their district, has always been their neighbor, and they've got A LOT of people. It's a good thing that MM hasn't taken PQ's false criticism seriously thus far.
And who cares about the race or no race issue? I see a major inconsistency issue in San Diego. It's ok to help bolster the Latinos, African Americans and even the LGBT communities, but what's this? It's not ok to help the Asians??? Such hypocrisy.
Wake up, San Diego! It's 2011, and it's time to see what the rest of California sees in embracing diversity.
August 26, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
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